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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 »

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, Shaoling Zhao, Jinhai Wen

Under the auspices of the Beike Corporation, Fang Xin’s software had met with great success in the Chinese market. It was at this time that his ex-wife Xie Hong returned from the U.S., with an investment and partnership offer from her company in tow... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Yanfeng Li

Chenyu came to Shanghai in pursuit of her dream. She bears the burden of single motherhood at such a young age, and yet her smile never falters. Chunyan came searching for her roots, after growing up in America with adopted parents. I wanted to help... 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, 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, Shaoling Zhao

The "Hand-in-Hand" Office of Wanshan County received an odd letter from Beijing. The author said that she would like to sponsor the education of a child in poverty through university. Her requirements: the child had to be a girl, be born on May 4,... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Shaoling Zhao

Vick used to be a very famous military dog. One day, he did nothing wrong, but was heavily wounded by someone with a stick. This incident brought him serious psychological problems, and he could not be qualified as a military dog. Although our Drug-... Read More »

2nd Edition

by Yuehua Liu, Chengzhi Chu, Shaoling Zhao

My father for all his wealth, could do nothing about his sickness. I, for all my hard-partying habits, did want to do something big with my life – to take over my father’s massive company. But my father asked me to go to Beijing first. He wanted me... 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 »
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

by Zu-yan Chen

"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 »
A Cheng & Tsui Bilingual Handbook of Contemporary Colloquial Expressions
2nd Edition

Compiled by Yu Feng, Yaohua Shi, Zhijie Jia, Judith M. Amory, Jie Cai

Do you ever wish you had the eloquence to raise the dead (能把死人说活)?  By introducing fun, popular vocabulary, phrases, and proverbs that are rarely encountered in formal classroom instruction, Pop Chinese is designed to help intermediate and advanced... Read More »
Readings in Korean Culture Series

by Hye-Sook Wang

 Generation Gap is a flexible, fascinating, and relevant resource for non-native and heritage students of Korean alike. As students advance to the intermediate level, they look beyond grammar mechanics and seek intellectual engagement in Korean... 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 »
Expressive Literacy through Reading and Composition

Compiled by Qin-Hong Anderson

Masterworks Chinese Companion meets the needs of students from Chinese-speaking families or advanced non-native speakers who have mastered basic oral communication in Chinese but seek further development of their reading and writing skills. Students... Read More »