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Readings in Chinese Culture Series

by Weijia Huang, Qun Ao

Chinese Reading Comprehesion essays for language learning and cultural comparison The Readings in Chinese Culture Series reinforces students' grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar and strengthens their understanding of Chinese culture through a... Read More »
Li Bai & Du Fu

Zu-yan Chen, Hong Zhang

"不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words."—Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative... Read More »
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by Inc. Primary Source

Both an illustrated teacher's guide and a textbook, The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China: Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students offers teachers and students a treasure trove of resources. Authored by the curriculum specialists at Primary... Read More »
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9780887275982
A History Through Primary Sources

by Inc. Curriculum Specialists at Primary Source

China Since 1644: A History Through Primary Sources Written by teachers for use with their students, China Since 1644 explores China's captivating history from the seventeenth century to the present through a wealth of compelling primary sources,... Read More »
Readings in Chinese Culture Series, vol. 3

by Weijia Huang, Qun Ao

  The Moon Is Always Beautiful invites students to investigate the rich textures of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture while sharpening their reading skills. The third in the five-volume Readings in Chinese Culture Series, this collection... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature
  "不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words."—Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature
"不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words." —Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative... Read More »
Themes and Variations

Edited by Y. W. Ma, Joseph S. M. Lau

For centuries the Chinese referred to their fiction as xiaoshuo, etymologically meaning "roadside gossip" or "small talk," and held it in relative disregard. Not until the twentieth century was the Chinese story internationally recognized as a... Read More »
Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students
Both an illustrated teacher's guide and a textbook, The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China: Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students offers teachers and students a treasure trove of resources. Authored by the curriculum specialists at Primary... Read More »

by Lao She
Translated by Shi Xiaojing

Camel Xiangzi is considered by many to be one of the masterpieces of modern Chinese literature, and we are pleased to offer the English translation. Written by Lao She, it describes the often difficult life of a rickshaw-puller during the years of... Read More »
An Abridged Version

by Hsueh-chin Tsao, Ngo Kao
Translated by Hsien-Yi Yang, Gladys Yang

This abridged English edition of the eighteenth-century classic A Dream of Red Mansions remains faithful to the original Yang Hsien-yi translation of Hong Lou Meng, generally considered the greatest Chinese novel ever written. This classic... Read More »

Six short stories by the former editor of People's Literature. This is the first anthology of his works in English translation. Liu Xinwu has been a prominent and acerbic chronicler of Chinese society, as well as one of China's most successful... Read More »

Author Liu Sola pushed her way into Chinese culture with multimedia installations, rock operas (that always seemed to get cancelled), and stories about self-indulgent artists that raise the ire of some critics and draw praise from others, who find... Read More »
Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition

by Vibeke Bordahl, Jette Ross

Chinese Storytellers takes us to the teahouses and hidden corners of Yangzhou to explore the ancient art of Chinese storytelling (shuoshu). Interviews with contemporary masters allow readers a rare glimpse into the personal and professional lives of... Read More »
A Novel

by Wang Shuo
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Called "China's Kerouac" by the New York Times, Wang Shuo applies his genius for cultural irreverence to one of the world's sacred rituals: the Olympic Games. He imagines an Olympics where nations compete not on the basis of athletic prowess, but... Read More »

by Cheng Gu

Gu Cheng, One of contemporary China's best-known and most inventive poets. Gu Cheng was part of the group which founded the seminal non-official literary journal Today during the 1979-80 Democracy Wall movement, or 'Beijing Spring', of which his own... Read More »

by Li Ang
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Li Ang's highly charged fiction has brought her worldwide attention. This collection begins with the internationally acclaimed The Butcher's Wife, a novella that provoked shock and outrage in her native Taiwan when it first appeared in 1983. The... Read More »

Kafka's bleak nightmare has nothing on the sweaty, despairing battle between the human protagonist and the bugaboos of his mind (and of the floorboards) that is depicted in the title story of this collection. Such are the dimensions of the struggles... Read More »

by Raymond Dawson

A scholarly but readable introduction to China's philosophical and intellectual traditions, The Legacy of China offers a classic survey of essays by eminent scholars such as Joseph Needham, A. C. Graham, Michael Sullivan, and Patrick Hanan.... Read More »
The Origin of Chingis Khan

Adapted by Paul Kahn

This adaptation of what is recognized today as the oldest Mongolian text (written two decades after Chingis Khan's death) tells the Mongols' own version of the origin of their nation, the life of Chingis Khan, and the creation of an empire that... Read More »

Revised Edition

by Xiao Hong, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)

Xiao Hong is considered by many to be China's first feminist novelist. Originally published in Chinese in 1936, The Field of Life and Death is an unflinching collection of vignettes set in the rural China in which Xiao Hong grew up. Though it was... Read More »