Titel: The Monkey King and the Iron Fan Princess (+ 1 CD-ROM) - 美猴王之铁扇公主 (+ 1 CD-ROM)
Author / Editor: 陈琦 Carol Chen (改编/adaption)
ISBN: 978-7-5619-3314-5, 9787561933145
Series: 中文小书架 - 少儿汉语分级读物 The Chinese Library Series - Chinese Graded Readers
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press-北京语言大学出版社
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2012.07
Number of pages: 17
Dimensions: 18.5 x 17 cm
Annotation language: English
Language skill: Reading
Category: Chinese Culture Readers
The Chinese Library Series is a collection of graded readers for overseas kids who are studying Chinese. It consists of six levels for students to choose based on their own Chinese proficiency. There are stories about the life of modern teenagers, classical works, myths, legends, fables and so on, which enable students to learn Chinese characters and words better, improve their Chinese competence and enhance their understanding of the Chinese culture while enjoying the joy of reading.
A wordlist is provided for the story in each book, and small exercises and a passage for extended reading are provided after the story to help students to do self-evaluations and teachers to conduct classroom activities. A free CD-ROM included narrates the story, the passage for extended reading and the wordlist in the book.
This volume tells the story of the Monkey King borrowing the Palm-Leaf Fan from the Iron Fan Princess.
Introduction to Journey to the West
Journey to the West is a famous classical Chinese novel written more than 400 years ago by Wu Cheng’en.
The novel is based on the true story of a Chinese monk Xuanzang, who travelled to India on foot to seek Buddhist scriptures. In this novel, the monk’s name was Monk Tang, who experienced 81 challenges during his journey. However, Monk Tang was able to overcome the difficulties with help from his disciples – the Monkey King, Pigsy and Sandy. According to the legend, the Monkey King learned Kung Fu and magic from a Taoist master. Smart and powerful, the Monkey King was always ready to fight with demons and even the gods on occasion.
About the Author(s)
Carol Chen is currently a Chinese teacher at West Island School, a part of the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. Ms. Chen holds a master’s degree in Chinese Language Education and has been teaching Chinese for many years in international schools in Hong Kong. She participated in the writing of several textbooks of Chinese as a foreign language, including a GCSE Chinese textbook sponsored by the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong. Her publications include A+ Chinese and other textbooks.
About the series
Chinese Graded Readers of the Chinese Library Series is a set of Chinese graded readers designed for overseas children. These stories, short in length, are vividly told in interesting and simple language and illustrated by beautiful pictures. Fully in view of beginners’ reality, this set of books uses carefully-chosen words to develop the plot and make it possible for children in a confined language environment to enjoy more pleasure in reading and learning Chinese language and the culture it represents. After the story is told, exercises and an extended reading material at the end of each book can be used for reference by students and their teacher. The word list, arranged before the story is told, helps children to understand the story.
Each book is accompanied by a CD-ROM in which the word list, text and an extended reading material are included.
About the Author(s)
Carol Chen is currently a Chinese teacher at West Island School which is a part of the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. She received the degree of Master of Education in Chinese Language Education and has been teaching Chinese for many years in international schools in Hong Kong. She participated in the writing of several textbooks of Chinese as a foreign language, including a GCSE Chinese textbook sponsored by the Faculty of Education of Hong Kong University.
现代故事 Modern fiction
经典名著 Favourite classics
神话传说 Myths and legends
成语故事 Idioms and their stories
历史故事 Historical stories