LINGUIST List 23.2866

Wed Jun 27 2012

Books: Cultural Chinese: Chen, Zhang

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <>

Date: 26-Jun-2012
From: Jackie Beilhart <>
Subject: Cultural Chinese: Chen, Zhang
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Title: Cultural Chinese Subtitle: Readings in Art, Literature, and History Published: 2012 Publisher: Georgetown University Press

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Author: Zu-yan Chen Author: Hong Zhang Paperback: ISBN: 9781589018822 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

"Cultural Chinese: Readings in Art, Literature, and History" is an advancedlanguage textbook with a new approach to cultural integration and immersion.In this unique book, culture becomes the very core of language learning,transitioning its role from context to text.

This textbook is ideal for courses in advanced Chinese and Chinese culture.Third- and fourth-year students and instructors will find themselves deeplyimmersed in the very fabric of Chinese culture that governs personal behaviorand directs social dynamics.


-Each of nine lessons features a distinctive topic of Chinese culture thatserves as a portal to Chinese perceptions and perspectives.

-Main text of each lesson begins with a brief introduction and is furtherillustrated with two historical or mythological stories that inform Chinesevalues and attitudes.

-Additional mini-stories challenge students' abilities of cultural interpretation.

-Includes a total of twenty-seven stories familiar to every educated Chineseperson that will prepare students for meaningful communication andunderstanding.

-Each lesson includes more than ten sections of exercises intertwined withculture, including vocabulary and idioms, historical information, linguisticpoints, translation exercises, and online research required for debate,composition, and storytelling.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Language Acquisition                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
Written In: English (eng)

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