The Chinese Biographies series presents beginning to intermediate level students with the life stories of celebrated Chinese personalities. The simplified Chinese characters are accompanied by pinyin annotation, allowing students of any level to read along without the need of a dictionary for pronunciation. Unlike other graded readers at this level, the pinyin is separated by word rather than character, giving students a better understanding of how Chinese characters come together to form words and sentences. With access to audio downloads, class handouts, and online activities these texts are ideal graded readers for both classroom instruction and independent learning.
Discover the story of one of classical music's most renowned stars in this engaging biography of the world-famous pianist Lang Lang. Bom in Shenyang in 1982 and educated in both China and the United States, Lang Lang found international acclaim before the age of twenty. Readers will learn how this contemporary cultural icon overcame the many challenges on his path to stardom and come lo admire his inspiring strength of character.