Get to the heart of contemporary China with Reading into a New China! This is the third, totally revised version of the third-year reader formerly known as A New Text for a Modern China. With a completely remodeled design, Reading Into a New China is now a two-volume, fully integrated, multi-skill textbook that takes students of Chinese from the high-intermediate to the advanced level. With enhanced language learning tools and coverage of the exciting changes taking place in twenty-first-century China. It is ideally suited for students who want to understand China’s rapidly changing contemporary culture while perfecting their Chinese fluency and accuracy.
- High-interest topics covering contemporary social issues
- Exercises for vocabulary building skills
- Systematic training in effective reading skills
- Discourse-oriented grammar presentation
- Thought-provoking discussion topics
- Contextualized, task-based exercises and activities
- Word frequency rankings for the HSK
This edition includes engaging new lessons on important contemporary issues such as the Internet, the environment, employment, and women’s status in China, while extending and updating topics from previous editions such as population, housing, family, education, and economic development. The book provides extensive and challenging opportunities for students to develop not only integrated language skills such as speaking, reading, and writing, but also higher-level critical thinking skills.
Purchase of the book includes access to online MP3 downloads that supplement the text with audio for practicing pronunciation and listening comprehension.