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    How far Away in the Sun (And Other Essays)

    EAN: 9780887275357

    How far Away in the Sun (And Other Essays)
    ISBN:
     978-0-88727-535-7 //  ISBN: 9780887275357
    Anno di edizione: 2008
    Casa editrice: Cheng & Tsui
    Numero di pagine: 215
    Lingua: inglese, cinese 
    Paese di origine: Stati Uniti

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    Terzo tomo della serie di libri di testo per praticare la lettura di testi scritti in caratteri cinese.

    Descrizione del prodotto in inglese
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    • 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 the diverse traditions of Chinese architecture to the social impact of The True Story of Ah Q to a survey of regional dialects in China
    • 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

    "How far away is the sun?" is a philosophical conundrum most Chinese children can readily explain. With this reader, non-native learners of Chinese will understand this Confucian query as well as other challenging cultural questions, while solidifying their Chinese language skills.

    How Far Away Is the Sun? satisfies the need for fun and interesting supplementary reading material for Chinese language learners. The second in a five-volume Cheng & Tsui Readings in Chinese Culture Series, this collection of ten original essays is ideal for intermediate students in their first semester of second-year Chinese, or at the "Intermediate Mid" level, as designated by ACTFL proficiency guidelines.

    Features:

    • Each essay of approximately 500 characters is presented in both simplified and traditional characters, on facing pages.
    • Essay topics cover a range of cultural issues, from the perils of Internet dating, to appreciating traditional Chinese painting, to social effects of the one-child policy.
    • 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 including each essay with pinyin is included.

    Used as a supplement to any intermediate Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, How Far Away Is The Sun? will reinforce students' grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and will strengthen students' understanding of Chinese culture. Given the cultural focus of the AP* and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this as a valuable resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture.

    About the Readings in Chinese Culture Series

    How Far Away Is the Sun? is the second in a five-volume series of supplemental reading material that corresponds to five different levels of Chinese proficiency from beginning through advanced. Volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5 are forthcoming.

    *AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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