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Reading Into a New China, Volume 2

Reading Into a New China, Volume 2

Deciphering a Changing Society
New 2nd Edition
by Duanduan Li, Irene Liu
ISBN:
9781622911264
Description

Reading into a New China is a best-selling and pedagogically innovative two-volume course designed to build advanced level reading and writing proficiency through deep comprehension of China’s rich and rapidly changing social and cultural landscape.

《变化中的中国》是一套极具教学新意的畅销教材。本教材分上下册,为高级汉语课程专门设计,旨在通过对中国瞬息万变的社会近况的深入探讨,培养学生高水平的阅读和写作能力。

  • Core content and workbook-style exercises are combined to provide an integrated learning experience 核心阅读内容与大量相关练习紧密结合,提供综合性的学习体验
  • Emphasis on reading strategies and language acquisition techniques 强调阅读策略和语言习得技巧
  • Readings updated to reflect recent cultural shifts in Chinese society 反映中国社会最近变化的更新文章
  • Readings and vocabulary lists in both simplified and traditional characters, with audio 简繁对照的课文与生词表,并附有录音音频
  • Word usage, sentence pattern, and grammar activities to scaffold writing skills development 重视词汇用法、句型和语法的练习,提升写作技巧
  • Discussion, presentation, and debate topics, as well as group research projects, to encourage speaking and writing about complex social issues 提供讨论、演讲、辩论话题以及小组研究项目,培养学生针对复杂的社会问题进行探讨与写作的能力

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2017
About the Series

"The breathtaking pace of change in China is reflected in this substantial revision. There are more opportunities to apply nuanced analytical and communication strategies across an array of readings." - Prof. Duanduan Li

Reading into a New China is a best-selling and pedagogically innovative two-volume course designed to build advanced level reading and writing proficiency through deep comprehension of China’s rich and rapidly changing social and cultural landscape.

The 2nd Edition has been enhanced and the new full-core design has more photographs and graphics to engage the learner and enhance the learning experience. Core content and exercises are presented in combination to provide an integrated learning experience. Reading strategies and language acquisition is techniques are emphasized throughout the series; reading and vocabulary lists are now offered in both simplified and traditional characters, with audio. Word usage, sentence patterns, and grammar activities scaffold the development of writing skills. Discussion and presentation prompt debate topics, as well as group research projects, encourage speaking and writing about complex social issues.

Socially relevant themes reappear across the two volumes, allowing students to grow as learners as they engage more deeply with the nuances of the content. Reading into a New China also provides human-interest pieces about how rapid changes in China have affected the ways in which people find love and build families. Throughout the series, students also approach sophisticated topics such as China's population boom, the soaring price of real estate, changes in student life, issues in the workforce, and environmental concerns. 

An attractive, full-color magazine-style design allows students to immerse themselves in materials much like one would find in China today. Informative and eye-catching infographics and visuals are provided to give students more opportunities to engage with and comprehend the content.

Volumes 1 and 2 Available Now

About the Author(s)

Dr. Duanduan Li is Associate Professor of Chinese Applied Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. She is the former Director of the Chinese Language Programs in the Department of Asian Studies at UBC, Vancouver (2003-2012), and in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, New York (2002-2003). 

Dr. Irene Liu was Director of the Chinese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, New York, for ten years.