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By Aili Mu,Mike Smith

This ebook provides chinese language short-short tales in English and chinese language, integrating language studying with cultural stories for intermediate to complicated rookies of Mandarin chinese language and scholars of latest chinese language literature. each one bankruptcy starts off with a severe creation, by way of or extra tales in parallel chinese language and English texts; every one tale is by way of a vocabulary checklist, dialogue questions, and a biography of the author.

The chapters are geared up round principal innovations in chinese language tradition equivalent to li (ritual), ren (benevolence), mianzi (face/prestige), being filial, and the dynamics of yin and yang, in addition to the subjects of governance, id, love, marriage, and alter. The tales chosen are short-shorts through vital modern writers starting from the main literary to daily voices. in particular designed to be used in upper-level chinese classes, Contemporary chinese language Short-Short tales: A Parallel Text deals scholars a window onto China this present day and pathways to its traditions and previous as they achieve language competence and significant cultural skills.

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