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The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader

1st Edition

By Helen Shen, Zhou Yunong, Xiaoyuan Zhao


242 pages

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The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Chinese at the intermediate level.

The Chinese Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Chinese. It consists of forty readings, graded on the basis of complexity of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. These readings present a range of different text types representative of modern Chinese popular writing which will inspire students to continue reading independently in Chinese.

It is ideal for learners who already possess a knowledge of essential grammar and vocabulary and who wish to expand their knowledge of the language through contextualized reading material.

Key features include:

  • Extracts from newspaper and internet articles
  • Vocabulary annotation next to the reading paragraphs for quick reference
  • Short grammar explanations of any complicated structures
  • Comprehension and discussion questions
  • Notes on culture and idioms
  • Lesson structure maps to aid comprehension
  • A companion website containing lesson audio and electronic vocabulary flash cards
  • Full glossary at the back and answer key for reading questions

Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.

Table of Contents

第一课 校园文化 –Lesson 1 Campus Culture 第二课 在中国医院看病—Lesson 2 At a Chinese Hospital 第三课 年轻人喜欢的音乐—Lesson 3 Music Fond by the Young 第四课 运动与休闲— Lesson 4 Sports and Leisure Time 第五课 民以食为天Lesson 5 Food is the Stall of Life 第六课 留学与海归--Lesson 6 Study Abroad and Oversea Returners 第七课 就业与失业Lesson 7 Employment and Unemployment 第八课 现代网络生活Lesson 8 Modern Internet Life 第九课 传统节日新过法—Lesson 9 New Celebrations of Traditional Festivals 第十课 爱情和婚姻—Lesson 10 Love and Marriage 第十一课 中华民族的图腾龙Lesson 11 The Chinese National Totem – Dragon 第十二课 中国家庭—Lesson 12 Chinese Family 第十三课 明星的生活—Lesson 13 The Life of Celebrities 第十四课 城市夜生活—Lesson 14 Urban Night Life 第十五课 游山玩水—Lesson 15 Up to the Mountains and Down to the Rivers 第十六课 90后年轻一代 –Lesson 16 The Young Generation Born in 90s 第十七课 外资企业—Lesson 17 Foreign-Invested Enterprises 第十八课 城市在生长 Lesson 18 Urban Growth 第十九课 改变中的农村—Lesson 19 Villages are Under Changes 第二十课 中国少数民族风采 –Lesson 20 The Charming of Chinese Minorities 词汇索引:英文/Vocabulary Index: English 词汇索引:拼音 /Vocabulary Index: Pinyin

About the Authors

Helen H. Shen is an Associate Professor of Chinese at the University of Iowa, USA

Yunong Zhou is a Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Xiaoyuan Zhao is a Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Iowa, USA

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Routledge Modern Language Readers provide the intermediate language learner with a selection of readings which give a broad representation of modern writing in the target language.

Each reader contains approximately 20 readings graded in order of difficulty to allow the learner to grow with the book and to acquire the necessary skills to continue reading independently.

Suitable for both class use and independent study, Routledge Modern Language Readers are an essential tool for increasing language proficiency and reading comprehension skills.

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