By Jui-Nien Liu, Irene Liu, Hsiao-Chi Li
This set of 2 60-minute audio cassettes for a brand new textual content for contemporary China (an up-to-date and revised model of A chinese language textual content for a altering China) includes essays and vocabulary lists recorded through local audio system of chinese language. during this third-year direction for school and grownup inexperienced persons of chinese language as a moment language, components of a language guideline ebook and an updated cultural reader are mixed into an cutting edge complete. all the 5 devices within the textbook starts with an unique essay on subject matters suitable to daily life and modern matters in China. every one essay is observed by way of 3 similar newspaper or journal articles from chinese language guides. The interpreting fabric is by means of lists of recent vocabulary, inventory words, grammatical causes and workouts to augment language studying. fabric is in conventional and simplified characters with pinyin. Grammar reasons are in English.
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Extra resources for A New Text for Modern China (C & T Asian Language Series)
Their intransigence brought about the Second Opium War, which saw another military walkover followed by the signing of another treaty, one which stipulated that foreigners would have the right to establish permanent diplomatic residence in Beijing. However, before the agreement could be ratified, a local army attacked a British one, killing hundreds and sinking several ships. The British responded by allying with the French and invading Beijing, whereupon troops looted the city and set fire to both the new and old Summer Palaces.
I was merely an English teacher who had taken an interest. I had spent most of my adult life in a Chinese society, and during that time I had read up on Chinese history, studied the language, read the literature, and spent an immoderate to unhealthy amount of time observing the people and contemplating the national psyche, as it were. I figured I had as much to say as anyone. I surmised that if China really were going to take its place as a nation among nations, then Western people were going to have to learn something about it; about its people, its culture, its history, and what it felt like to live and travel there.
To the businessperson’s inspection of China book titles (When China Rules the World, China Shakes the World, The China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power) to the university student’s enrolment in Mandarin classes, it seemed as if Westerners were finally starting to sit up and take notice, and not solely owing to the country’s impressive economic performance, although that certainly was a large part of it. 4 trillion; half invested in US Treasury bonds (China is now the world’s largest holder of US Treasury bonds) and half invested in notes.