Each essay of approximately 500 characters is presented in both simplified and traditional characters on facing pages.
- Essays cover a range of cultural topics, from respect for the elderly to fast food options in China to the legends behind Chinese constellations.
- A vocabulary list, related words and expressions, and an optional exercise section accompany each lesson.
- For students who prefer to read pinyin along with Chinese characters, an appendix of each essay in pinyin is included.
- Answer keys at the back of the book help learners gauge their own progress.
Where Does the Wind Blow? is the fourth in a five-volume series of supplemental reading material that corresponds to five different levels of Chinese proficiency, from beginning through advanced.
Where Does the Wind Blow? invites students to appreciate the rich textures of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture while sharpening their reading skills. The fourth in the five-volume Cheng & Tsui Readings in Chinese Culture series, this collection of ten original essays is ideal for intermediate students in their second semester of first-year Chinese, or at the “Advanced Low” level, as designated by ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
Used as a supplement to any intermediate Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, Where Does the Wind Blow? will reinforce students’ grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar while also strengthening their understanding of Chinese culture.
Given the cultural focus of the AP® and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture.
Readings in Chinese Culture Series
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