Reading China is a progressive, reader-friendly series of reading materials specially designed for non-native Chinese learners, which can be used in class or as extracurricular reading. The main features of Reading China are as follows: Graded-Reading Materials: Five progressive grades, each in several volumes, which are tailored for different levels of learners. Topics of China: An outlook of modern Chinese society is provided from various aspects of clothing, food, shelter and transportation, co-existence of traditional customs and modern life practices, language, culture, and economy, etc. Short and Simple Articles: Different forms of short articles written in simple and humorous language are appealing to read. Books with CD: Each volume is divided by book A and B. Each book comes with a CD and learners can read and listen to authentic Chinese at the same time.
Level Length of Texts (words) Vocabulary Number of Texts Prior Chinese Learning
1 100-150 500 25 3 months (160 credit hours)
2 150-300 1000 25 6 months (320 credit hours)
3 300-550 2000 25 1 year (640 credit hours)
4 500-750 3500 20 2 years (1280 credit hours)
5 700-1200 5000 18 3 years (1920 credit hours)