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Reading Into a New China Volume 2 Online Textbook

Reading Into a New China Volume 2 Online Textbook

Deciphering a Changing Society
2nd Edition
by Duanduan Li, Irene Liu
ISBN:
D9781622911264
$53.99
Description

The Reading into a New China Volume 2 Online Textbook is an identical, digital alternative to the print edition. This subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of activation. Please note that the online textbook is not available for download and an Internet connection is required to access this title.

Reading Into a New China is a best-selling, innovative course designed to build advanced level reading and writing proficiency using essays on China’s rapidly changing sociocultural landscape. In the ten chapters in Volume 2, students explore complex issues like new family structures, China's rising divorce rate, economic development, and personal investment in stocks and real estate. The series’ pedagogy emphasizes reading comprehension strategies and language acquisition techniques, teaching learners to skim texts for main ideas, scan for details, and identify different types of prose. The series also explains the nuances of formal written Chinese and encourages users to implement newly learned literary forms in their writing.

Word usage, sentence patterns, and grammar activities are scaffolded for writing skills development, and communicative exercises such as discussion and presentation topics encourage speaking and writing about complex social issues in contemporary China. Visually striking, full-color magazine-style spreads enhance up-to-date content with photographs and infographics.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 3, 2020
Format: 
Online Textbook Subscription
Table of Contents
  • Preface to the 2nd Edition
  • Preface to the 1st Edition (Abridged)
  • 第十一课:黄昏之恋
  • 第十二课:女性走回厨房:是进步还是倒退?
  • 第十三课:贝贝进行曲
  • 第十四课:双独家庭
  • 第十五课:离婚潮
  • 第十六课:中国经济发展动态
  • 第十七课:个人投资:股票与房地产
  • 第十八课:都市消费面面观
  • 第十九课:癌症村
  • 第二十课:互联网改变中国
  • Vocabulary Index (Chinese-English)
  • Vocabulary Index (English-Chinese
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, innovative course designed to build advanced level reading and writing proficiency using essays on China’s rapidly changing sociocultural landscape. Students explore complex issues like China’s population boom, the challenges of finding love, financial hurdles, and environmental issues. The series’ pedagogy emphasizes reading comprehension strategies and language acquisition techniques, teaching learners to skim texts for main ideas, scan for details, and identify different types of prose. The series also explains the nuances of formal written Chinese and encourages users to implement newly learned literary forms in their writing.

Word usage, sentence patterns, and grammar activities are scaffolded for writing skills development, and communicative exercises such as discussion and presentation topics encourage speaking and writing about complex social issues in contemporary China. Visually striking, full-color magazine-style spreads enhance up-to-date content with photographs and infographics.

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.