Titel: Shidai ("Times: Newspaper Reading Course of Advanced Chinese I") - 时代 高级汉语报刊阅读教程 上（含附录手册）
Author / Editor: 吴卸耀, 常志斌, 石旭登 (编著) Wu Xieyao, Chang Zhibin, Shi Xudeng (editors)
ISBN: 978-7-5619-2602-4, 9787561926024
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press-北京语言大学出版社
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2011.02
Number of pages: 184
Dimensions: 26 x 18.5 cm
Reading Chinese Newspapers, Getting to Know Today's China
This is a series of Chinese newspaper reading textbooks designed specifically for international students in China. It can help learners with intermediate Chinese proficiency rapidly improve their ability to read Chinese newspapers and their Chinese proficiency as a whole. The series contains two volumes. The 12 lessons in each volume are divided into three units and each unit is provided with a unit review.
This series is compiled on the basis of profound researches and practices in the field of teaching Chinese newspaper reading, using language materials selected from newspapers in recent years and highlighting the features of Chinese newspaper reading course. The topics are up-to-date and international; the same topic is discussed from different perspectives; and special attention is paid to the teaching of idioms, journalistic sentence patterns, learned words often used in newspapers and many other features of newspaper language.
Volume One includes three units: the unit of environmental protection (encompassing topics like climate changes, biological diversity, green living and environment-friendly industries); the unit of cultural inheritance (encompassing topics like museum culture, intangible cultural heritage, world heritage and traditional Chinese medicinal culture); and the unit of New Lifestyle (encompassing topics like career, Internet, body building and travelling). Each unit has an introductory topic illustration and key words, and each lesson includes five newspaper articles and abundant exercises. Provided in the appendices is an idiom index, a list of journalistic sentence patterns in all the lessons, the learned words often used in newspapers and their examples in the lessons as well as the reference answers to the exercises.