See below for our book recommendations for March! Our monthly recommendations also appear on the relevant website homepages – so feel free to check them out there too.
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Series: BCT Standard Course
BCT Standard Course is designed to prepare readers to take the BCT examinations. The BCT examinations test the ability of non-native speakers of Chinese to communicate in business situations and about business topics. With a total of 5 volumes to correspond to the 5 levels of BCT exams, each unit is made concise and manageable, so new vocabulary and structures can be digested in a short time. These textbooks are ideal for working professionals wanting to diversify their skill set and communicate more directly with their Chinese clients and business partners.
Part of the 3rd Edition of Short-Term Spoken Chinese, this Intermediate level textbook has been revised according to the needs of the contemporary learner. Designed for short term learning, this textbook is ideal for students who want to focus on improving their speaking skills to reach intermediate level. The textbook aims to leave readers with a strong grasp of 2500 words and all the most commonly used and practical grammar points and phrases. Designed with a combination of short texts and dialogues, the texts hope to inspire conversation and debate, so students begin to communicate more fluently and regularly in Chinese.
Books in English
The First Books for Early Learning Series comprises of a number of delightful stories based on traditional Chinese folklore. These stories are well known and loved by children and adults in China. This series gives children outside of China the opportunity to engage with these exciting stories and for Chinese parents to share these memorable tales from their childhood. Each of the stories include both English and Chinese prose, with beautiful Chinese style illustrations to accompany the stories throughout. These stories are perfect for parents and educators who want to encourage their children to have a deeper understanding of China’s culture, history and values.
Book: Wolf Totem
Translated exceptionally well from the original Chinese, Wolf Totem follows a Beijing intellectual who is sent to the wilderness of Inner Mongolia and finds a life almost unrecognisable to the city dweller, living with nomads and among wolves. Influenced deeply by the author’s own life and experience in Inner Mongolia, the prose beautifully and tragically illustrates the relationship of the Mongolian nomads to the grassland ecosystem. This novel reflects poignantly on the irretrievable losses incurred during modernisation and provides an invaluable insight into Mongolian history, culture and traditions.
Books in Chinese
丰子恺(1898-1975)是中国现代著名的漫画家和散文家 ，他的漫画作品生动而又充满童趣，内容全是众生日常的点点滴滴，直到今天仍能引起社会大众的共呜。我们都能在他的作品中看到自己。他笔下的作品简单易明，却寓意深厚；一幅幅小画作记录了生活里微小，平淡却美丽的时刻。 《丰子恺漫画集》是一套以儿童相为题材的系列，画家在作品中不但巨细无遗地呈现儿童的童真和童心，也歌颂了孩子独有的热诚和率性，能人深受感动。一幅作品，可以教读者静下心来阅读，与自己对话，感受人性本有的真善美。