Shifting Tides (e-book)

Shifting Tides (e-book)

Culture in Contemporary China
1st Edition
by Hong Gang Jin, De Bao Xu, Songren Cui, Yea-Fen Chen, Yin Zhang

The Shifting Tides e-book is an identical, digital alternative to the print edition. This subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of purchase. Please note that this title is not available for download and an Internet connection is required to access it.

Cultural immersion--learning all the facets of what "Chinese" means--is an integral part of language learning for serious students of Chinese. This book presents intermediate students with the cultural context that will enable them to better understand and communicate with Chinese people. Texts are based on excerpts from recent Chinese television shows that highlight specific aspects of contemporary culture. Each text is accompanied by notes that clearly explain how to incorporate new vocabulary, idioms, and grammar patterns into everyday speech.

Shifting Tides may be preceded by Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China, or used independently. Simplified characters, with explanations/examples in English and vocabulary examples in characters with pinyin.


Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Digital Only
Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 前言
  • To Students
  • 1: Chinese Talking About Their Mothers
  • 2: Are Single Children All "Little Emperors"?
  • 3: Self-Employed Cucumber Seller and Money-Chasing
  • 4: An Inconsiderate Person
  • 5: Changes in Chinese Family Structure
  • 6: Unemployed Woman Workers
  • 7: She Never Wants to Get Married Again
  • 8: Modern Technology
  • 9: Cultural Comparison
  • 10: Chinese Rock Star Cui Jian
  • 11: Housing Reform in China
  • 12: The Pollution Problem
  • Appendixes
    • Sentence Pattern Index
    • Vocabulary Index
    • Abbreviation List