ERIC Number: ED027530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Readings in Sayable Chinese. Volumes I, II, and III.
Chao, Yuen Ren
The purpose of this series is to supply the advanced student of spoken Chinese with reading material he can actually use in his speech. The author has tried to include as great as possible a variety of subject matter and style of language. Volume I consists of "Short Stories, Conversations, and Learned Articles,""Fragments of an Autobiography" (the author's), and "Conversations in the Chanchow Dialect" (translated into Mandarin). Volume II consists of the author's translation of the well-known classic "Through the Looking-Glass," while Volume III is made up of two plays, "The Mollusc" and "The Wild Rose." All reading material is presented in both character text and romanization on facing pages. The character text is intended primarily for the Chinese-reading teacher and only secondarily for the student. The romanization used is in the GR system. Notes on unusual vocabulary and cultural points follow each selection. (JD)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Chinese, Drama, Lecture Method, Mandarin Chinese, Reading Materials, Romanization, Short Stories, Standard Spoken Usage, Supplementary Reading Materials
Asian Language Publications, Inc., 1855 14th Avenue, San Francisco, California 94122.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: Vol. 1--200p., Vol. II--285p., Vol. III--355p.