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The Origins of 670 Essential Words
Second Edition

by Jianhsin Wu
Illustrated by Chen Zheng, Chen Tian

Enrich character study with cultural insight and linguistic context The Way of Chinese Characters: The Origins of 670 Essential Words offers a holistic approach to character learning. Firmly grounded in etymological research, it introduces each... Read More »
Communicative Strategies and Activities
1st Edition

Editor-in-Chief Tong Chen
Edited by Min Wan, Mairead Harris, Yuqi Gao, Lijuan Guo

Far more than a grammar dictionary, Teaching Basic Chinese Grammar distills the knowledge and expertise of active, seasoned instructors from the Middlebury College Summer Chinese School. This handbook supplies teachers with classroom-tested... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Jinhai Wen

She is really beautiful. Just one look at her photo and three guys, Dai-wei, Jie-fu, and Qiu-tian, are all determined to find her! The photo was given to them by their professor before he died and nobody knows where in China the girl is. How can the... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Xianliang Chu

Upon reading the letter from Beijing, and the accompanying map marked by two moons, Bai Chunshui couldn’t help but dance with joy. He quickly picked up the phone and dialed his grandfather: “Grandpa, grandpa! The Moon City has been found! Now we can... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Shaoling Zhao

Twenty-five years ago, people in my village did not know that wild geese should be protected from hunting.  My grandfather was the best of the hunters, selling the geese in town to pay for my schooling.  One day, as he hunted, an eagle attacked the... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Tong Niu

Left and Right are two brothers. Even their parents don't know who is older and who is younger, as they are conjoined twins. They must do everything together. They play together, eat together, and sleep together. Most of the time they enjoy their... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Shaoling Zhao

A smart young man suddenly gets into big trouble. He just fell in love with a pretty girl, but now the police come and want to arrest him. The bank he works for just lost ten million dollars, and the police list him as a suspect. Of course he is not... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Shaoling Zhao

June 8. Beijing. A pretty girl lies dead on the floor of her luxury home. A slip of paper found on her body reads, "I am tired. Let me leave..." At the bottom of the slip is a signature: Lin Shuang-shuang. Shuang-shuang has a twin-sister called Dui-... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Lingshu Wang

Two children, one aged seven and the other eight, run away to the airport to buy "air-tickets". Beyond their wildest dreams, crooks call their parents and demand ransom! And of course, nobody even knows the location of the Joy Bridge that the two... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Jinhai Wen

A smart young man suddenly gets into big trouble. He just fell in love with a pretty girl, but now the police come and want to arrest him. The bank he works for just lost ten million dollars, and the police list him as a suspect. Of course he is not... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Qin Xie

A long time ago, Scholar Wang came across a girl while he strolled along a creek near his home. The girl was astonishingly pretty, but looked haggard and despondent. Attracted by such beauty, Wang took her back and hid her in his private study house... Read More »
Enhance Your Listening Comprehension in Chinese
Making Connections, Second Edition gives beginning and intermediate students of Chinese an early start in developing strategies to dramatically improve their listening comprehension. An effective companion to any first or second year textbook,... Read More »
Enhance Your Listening Comprehension in Chinese
Making Connections, Second Edition gives beginning and intermediate students of Chinese an early start in developing strategies to dramatically improve their listening comprehension. An effective companion to any first or second year textbook,... Read More »
Readings in Korean Culture Series

by Hye-Sook Wang

From ungrateful young frogs to generous brothers, the captivating characters of Korea’s folktales have provided entertainment and insight for centuries. This new reader from the author of Generation Gap invites students of Korean at the high-... Read More »
A New Five-Skilled Approach
This Companion Grammar Book to Chinese for Tomorrow, Volume 1 systematically explains the basic grammatical principles of Mandarin Chinese. Based on a step-by-step progression, and published separately from the textbook in order to give students and... Read More »
Readings in Chinese Culture Series Vol. 2

by Weijia Huang, Qun Ao

Readings in Chinese Culture Series, Volume 2 How Far Away Is the Sun? is the second of a five-volume series of supplemental reading material that corresponds to five different levels of ACTFL proficiency guidelines. This collection of ten original... Read More »
An Introductory Course for Professionals

by Dr. Jane C. M. Kuo

In today's highly competitive Chinese market, knowing the language and culture can mean the difference between success and failure for foreign business ventures. Designed for learners with no prior background in Chinese, the Startup Business Chinese... Read More »
Lessons in Chinese Commerce for the New Millennium
Note: New Pathways: An Advanced Business Chinese Reader, a new and improved edition of Open For Business Volume 1, is available for purchase here.  Open for Business Volume 1 is a textbook & exercise book set filled with authentic, everyday... Read More »