Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
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Description: The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries is an innovative multimedia course for advanced students of Chinese. Written by a team of highly experienced instructors, the book offers advanced learners the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of Chinese through a wide range of activities designed to build up both excellent language skills and cultural literacy. Divided into four thematic units covering popular culture, social change, cultural traditions, and politics and history, with each unit presenting three individual lessons, the volume provides students with a structured course which efficiently supports the transition from an intermediate to an advanced level. The many different texts featured throughout the lessons present interesting and accurate information about contemporary China and introduce students to useful vocabulary, speech patterns, and idiosyncratic language usage.Key features includeLively and detailed discussions of grammatical points and sentence patternsEngaging exercises for developing grammatical concepts and insight into the character writing systemSystematic review of earlier material to ensure consolidation of learningCoverage of diverse and culturally relevant topics such as online dating, changing views of marriage, food culture, Confucianism and democracy in China. Extensive cultural and historical notes providing background to the subjects presentedComplementary CDs to enhance listening skills.Free companion website (http://duke.edu/web/chinesesoc/) offering a wealth of video content forming the basis of many of the listening activities linked to topics within the book. Extensively revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes new material and activities on synonyms and substantial improvements to the "composition", "Focus on characters" and "Language practicum" sections. The improved Instructor's Resource Manual,which includes activity tips, additional exercises,answer keys and the traditional character texts, can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2014
Publication date: 4/30/2014
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Preface in English|
|Preface in Chinese|
|List of Abbreviations and conventions|
|Name Brand Fever|
|Popular Culture as Seen from TV Serials|
|Yiwu in Zhejiang: A Miracle of Chinese Regional Economic Development|
|Changes in Marriage Customs|
|Chinese Food Culture|
|A Short Introduction to Confucian Thought|
|Chinese Architecture in Transition|
|History & Politics|
|The Generation of 'Educated Youth'|
|A Start for Democracy in China|
|Indices: Pinyin-English vocabulary|
|Idioms of speech patterns|