The "China's World Responsibility" series currently consists of 6 volumes related to important Chinese relief and humanitarian work in China and overseas. With full-colour pictures, each volume consists of over 10 chapters outlining the work of China in areas such as poverty reduction, overseas relief operations, and environmental protection. The content focuses on real-life examples, with first-hand accounts and figures, making the books both interesting reading and a useful reference for Chinese Studies.
The new and improved 3rd edition of Chinese Made Easy is now available! The series will consist of 7 volumes; the first stage being volumes 1-4 and the second stage volumes 5-7. Chinese Made Easy is written for secondary school students studying Chinese and is compatible with the GCSE examinations. The use of new teaching methodologies and a clear and attractive presentation make the 3rd edition of Chinese Made Easy a great choice for students at secondary school level.
iChinese - Book 1
iChinese is the newest publication by Cengage Learning. The iChinese series will consist of 2 volumes, with listening materials downloadable online. Written according to the specification for IGCSE Mandarin and IB Mandarin: ab initio this book is a great choice for secondary school students taking these examinations. The exercises contained in the book are based on real exam formats, with mock exam papers at the end of the book. This textbook is notable for its intercultural appreciation and adoption of new teaching methodologies. Exercises using authentic materials focus on the use of all four skills, making this textbook a comprehensive and engaging guide to developing Chinese language skills at secondary school level.
Tales of Hulan River
Regarded as one of the most successful works of Xiao Hong (1911-1942), the Tales of Hulan River was written just before her death. The talented writer experienced a very unstable and dramatic life. Suffering from sickness and poverty in her last two years in Hong Kong, Xiao Hong published her final novel recollecting her childhood memories. Cinematic in style, the novel documents faithfully the author's hometown and the life of ordinary people in northern China in the 1910s. You will undoubtedly be touched by this sincere, poetic, and highly nostalgic work.
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