Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text by Aili Mu,Mike Smith

By Aili Mu,Mike Smith

This publication provides chinese language short-short tales in English and chinese language, integrating language studying with cultural stories for intermediate to complex newcomers of Mandarin chinese language and scholars of latest chinese language literature. every one bankruptcy starts off with a serious advent, via or extra tales in parallel chinese language and English texts; each one tale is through a vocabulary record, dialogue questions, and a biography of the author.

The chapters are equipped round valuable strategies in chinese language tradition resembling li (ritual), ren (benevolence), mianzi (face/prestige), being filial, and the dynamics of yin and yang, in addition to the subjects of governance, id, love, marriage, and alter. The tales chosen are short-shorts by way of very important modern writers starting from the main literary to daily voices. in particular designed to be used in upper-level chinese classes, Contemporary chinese language Short-Short tales: A Parallel Text deals scholars a window onto China this day and pathways to its traditions and earlier as they achieve language competence and significant cultural skills.

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