Chinese Drama is a textbook primarily aimed at those English-speaking students who want to study chinese drama. It is also a good reference for teachers and other readers who would like to know more about chinese drama and chinese culture. It provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to chinese drama: from its development, variety, geographical distribution, performing features, all the way to its social functions and the evolution of the theater. It also tries to introduce some modern scholarship on Chinese drama and provides several questions after each chapter in order to arouse student interest in classroom discussion or to further provoke reader's thought on some issues.
傅鸿础编著的《中国戏曲(汉英对照北大版对外汉语教材)》为介绍中国戏曲的汉英对照教材，主要读者对象是母语为英语的外国学生。想进一步了解中国戏 曲以及中国文化的教师与普通读者也可参考。《中国戏曲(汉英对照北大版对外汉语教材)》对中国戏曲做了全面系统的介绍，包括发展史、戏曲种类、地理分布、 表演特点以及社会功能与剧场的演变。书中还有一些中国戏曲的学术研究。每一章后面提供若干思考题，以便学生课堂讨论或引起读者的进一步思考