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Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories: Reflections on Humanity Paperback – 1 Oct 2003

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  • Paperback: 299 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press; annotated edition edition (1 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0295983655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295983653
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.6 x 28 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 963,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ying Wang, assistant professor of Chinese at Mount Holyoke College, is a coeditor of "Literature and Society: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese." Carrie E. Reed, associate professor of Chinese at Middlebury College, is a coauthor of "Xiaoyuen Hanyu / Speaking Chinese on Campus: A Textbook for Intermediate Chinese Courses."

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Best. Chinese. Textbook. EVER! 2 Nov 2009
By Lindsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have been studying Chinese at the college level, both in the US and in China, for about 5 years now, and this is by far my favorite Chinese textbook. The book is composed of real, honest-to-goodness modern literature, and the vocabulary lists make reading the stories undaunting and feasible. This textbook's authors selected works from a nice variety of writers, so many voices are represented. This book is appropriate for high intermediate and advanced students who can already recognize a healthy amount of Chinese characters, though the vocab lists will really help you if you're struggling with character recognition. I completely, 100% recommend this book to anyone who wants to read "real" modern Chinese literature without having to spend tons of time looking up new characters.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Interesting Stories at the RIght Level 26 Feb 2011
By D. Martindale - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I like the selection of stories and they are at about the right level for me with enough words on the included vocab lists to mean I seldom have to look up a word but not such long lists I need to pour through common words on the list to find the one I need, unlike the massively long lists in Anything Goes: An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (Princeton Language Program: Modern Chinese). It is hard to find good books at this intermediate to advanced level. Reflections on Humanity is one of the good ones.
Plenty of reading material 15 Mar 2014
By Cleandro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Great book, plenty of stuff to read. It features 10 stories with vocabulary lists and important sentence structures. The book comes in A4 format. If it's content you're looking for this is definitely the right book. And like the title says, it's pretty advanced too. So beginners might have trouble tackling the texts.
very interesting stories and benefits the advanced reader;s language. 15 July 2014
By Orna Taub - Published on Amazon.com
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this book introduces the advanced student to the ones of the most important chinese writers.the vocabulary is very rich and easy to remember trough the stories.the book broaden the horizon of the advanced reader about china while increases his language level and vocabulary.very recommended book.
7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A great book but... 12 Jan 2006
By AndrejS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I don't like some of the stories being "tampered with" - the authors have abridged and simplified them. This may be OK for the target audience (students) but I would still prefer to enjoy these stories in their original form...
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