China Scene Textbook / Workbook

China Scene Textbook / Workbook

An Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course

The China Scene textbook explores modern Chinese through a range of contemporary social and cultural topics, such as the market economy and private enterprise, child adoption, single-parent households, and film and theater personalities. Presented in both traditional and simplified characters, each of sixteen lessons focuses on original television news reports and features, and includes transcripts of each broadcast, related dialogues, vocabulary, and background information. Key language points—words and phrases, sentence structures, and cultural notes—explain the relationship between the text and the grammar as it is used in everyday speech. At the end of each lesson, “language structure” and “language practicum” exercises help students master new vocabulary and apply what they’ve learned to real-life situations.

This revised printing includes corrections of typographical errors that occurred in the first printing.


Cheng & Tsui
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8.5 x 11
About the Series

The China Scene DVD presents authentic television news reports and features that correspond with each China Scene textbook lesson. As part of this advanced multimedia course, the DVD allows students to hear and see the texts they are reading and translating firsthand. This audio-visual component demonstrates a direct relationship between the textbook material and everyday communication, encouraging students to apply their textbook knowledge to real-life situations.

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