The new edition of Chinese Paradise is an excellent resource for young learners of Chinese. Published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Chinese Paradise is full of engaging and targeted texts, exercises and games. Each lesson focuses on teaching around 10 phrases and 1 sentence pattern, making it manageable for short bursts of learning. Each page has full-colour illustrations, helping children to master all four skills and discover key facts about Chinese language and culture.
The Wise Men Talking Series, published by Sinolingua, comprises of 10 titles each dedicated to the words of an influential scholar in Chinese history. Each book contains around 200 quotes; each quote is written in its original, along with its English translation, an explanation in Chinese, and a half-page illustration of the quote. This series is an ideal way to start engaging with the teachings of highly influential Chinese scholars such as Confucius, Mencius, Lao Zi, and Sun Zi.
Set in the period of Republican China from Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping, this novel is about the entirely different fates of Li Baldy and his stepbrother Song Gang. Yu Hua narrates their lives to reveal the psychologically difficult transition between communism and capitalism in the post-Maoist period.
Like Yu Hua's other works, Brother is absurd, exaggerated, erotic, and violates the typical formula of a novel. It is full of unexpected plot twists, making it a thrilling read.
Internationally acclaimed bestseller and adopted screenplay, To Live uses a first-person narrative to tell the life story of Fu Gui - starting from his transformation from a spoiled, rich son to a poor farmer in the Maoist era.
This novel highlights the challenges and sufferings of normal people during this era. The ironic fate of Fu Gui and his family shows that 'To Live' is never easy, especially during that period. There is no doubt this is a powerful and highly profound tear-jerker.
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