ERIC Number: ED159905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
An Advanced Reader in Chinese Literature. International Studies, East Asian Language Texts, No. 1.
Johnson, Wallace, Ed.
This modern Chinese textbook offers three main features. It contains a graded selection of writings in Chinese by some of the most important modern Chinese writers, representing a wide range of viewpoints. Secondly, all new words and phrases encountered in the lessons are defined in Chinese, so that the reader becomes accustomed to the use of dictionaries written in the Chinese language. Lastly, a series of questions is appended to each lesson, which will lead the student to use his knowledge of Chinese to discuss the leading points presented in the lessons. The lessons present several prose styles of differing complexity; in each group of lessons the student progresses from the easiest to the most difficult level of modern historical writing. Each lesson has five parts: a short biography of the author, a precis of the lesson, the lesson itself, a glossary of unknown words and phrases, and questions about the lesson. The glossaries for the lessons assume that the student knows the approximately 1,200 single characters and 7,000 compounds introduced in the series of texts written by John DeFrancis and published by Yale University Press. (Author/NCR)
Descriptors: Chinese, Chinese Culture, Glossaries, Higher Education, Ideography, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Literature, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks
Library Sales Section (Exchange and Gifts Dept.), University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for East Asian Studies.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act Title VI