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Me and China

ISBN-10: 0073385786
ISBN-13: 9780073385785
Edition: 2008
List price: $140.33
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Description: In recent years, more and more American university students of Chinese heritage are involved in learning Chinese. It is agreed in Chinese-teaching circles that a suitable textbook should be compiled for them. "Me and China" is designed to meet this  More...

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Book details

List price: $140.33
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

In recent years, more and more American university students of Chinese heritage are involved in learning Chinese. It is agreed in Chinese-teaching circles that a suitable textbook should be compiled for them. "Me and China" is designed to meet this purpose. It is a first-year Chinese textbook for the university students who have some background in conversational Chinese.

The textbook consists of four parts:Introduction, Unit One, Unit TwoandUnit Three.TheIntroductionconsist of Pinyin, relevant Pinyin spelling rules and a Pinyin chart, basic components and radicals of Chinese characters, the strokes and stroke-order of Chinese characters, the comparison between traditional and simplified characters. Unit Onehas five lessons, which are mostly focused on the students themselves and their life, such as introducing oneself, one’s family, one’s grandparents and university life. Unit Twohas five lessons, which mostly concern Chinese culture, such as Chinese population, ethnic groups, Chinese characters and family names. Unit Threehas six lessons, regarding Chinese behavioral culture and related cultural psychology, such as the gaetronomic culture, how the Chinese address one another, terms of address used by Chinese people, and Chinese modesty
Each lesson includes a text, a vocabulary, strokes and stroke-order of Chinese characters (from Lesson 1 to Lesson 10 ), grammar notes, a reading passages and exercises. This textbook comes in traditional and simplified characters
At the end of the textbook there is a Chinese-English vocabulary index in alphabetical order
We show the strokes and stroke-order for the new words whose traditional form and simplified form are the same. The new words whose traditional and simplified forms are different and certain difficult characters are marked with the serial numbers of writing order
There are 2 CDs packaged within the book, including the texts, new words and reading passages
Introduction
Pinyin
Basic Components and Radicals of Chinese Characters
The Strokes and Stroke-Order of Chinese Characters
Comparing and Contrasting Traditional with Simplified Characters
Unit One -- My Family, My School, and Me
Lesson 1 Me
Reading Passage: Self Introduction
Lesson 2 My Family
Reading Passage: My Family Members
Lesson 3 My Grandparents
Reading Passage: Terms of Address for Relatives
Lesson 4 My University Life
Reading Passage: Chinese Corner
Lesson 5 Hosting a Dinner of Welcome
Reading Passage: Chinese People's Taste in Food ��&a

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