Titel: 新编中文课外阅读丛书 Tales and Traditions - Readings in Chinese Literature Series - Volume 1 (both Simplified and Traditional Characters) - 新编中文课外阅读丛书 Tales and Traditions - Readings in Chinese Literature Series - Volume 1 (简繁对照)
Author / Editor: Yun Xiao 萧云 et al.
ISBN: 978-0-88727-534-0, 9780887275340
Series: 新编中文课外阅读丛书 Tales and Traditions - Readings in Chinese Literature Series
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston - 剑桥出版社 (美国)
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2008
Number of pages: 230
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 cm
Just as children gain literacy in their native language by reading, learners of a foreign language must read large amounts of level-appropriate books and material to attain fluency in their target language. Tales and Traditions was specially created to help learners of Chinese achieve that goal, by collecting adaptations and selections from the most well-known works in the Chinese literary and folk canon in a series of convenient supplementary readers.
Perfect for class instruction or pleasure reading outside of class, Tales and Traditions exposes students to a wealth of information essential for the development of cultural fluency in Chinese. This series of graded readings will be especially welcomed as the Advanced Placement exam and other standardized tests of Chinese require knowledge of China’s literary, cultural, and historical traditions.
Each reading appears in simplified and traditional characters (on facing pages), followed by a vocabulary list and questions for discussion in both Chinese and English. English abstracts are provided in an appendix, to assist student comprehension. Volume 1 also contains an appendix of the texts in simplified characters with pinyin for readers still learning Chinese pronunciation.
About the Readings in Chinese Literature Series
Each of the four volumes of Tales and Traditions was written using language appropriate for learners at different levels of Chinese proficiency: from advanced-beginning in Volume 1 through advanced in Volume 4 (forthcoming). The first volume for beginning learners contains fables and literary quotations, sayings from classical philosophers, and myths and legends. Volume 2, for intermediate learners, contains love stories, fantasies, folk stories, and more fables and literary quotations. Volumes 3 and 4 will present more difficult stories for upper-intermediate and advanced level students. With this series students will be well on their way to becoming avid, lifelong readers in Chinese.
•Simplified and traditional characters are shown on facing pages.
•A vocabulary list follows each reading.
•Includes questions for discussion and cultural comparison, in both Chinese and English.
•An appendix contains English abstracts, to assist comprehension.
•For students who prefer to read pinyin along with Chinese characters, an appendix of each text with pinyin annotations is included in Volume 1 (and is available online for Volume 2).
•对於喜欢阅读有拼音加注的读者，附录中提供有拼音附注的故事内文，或可於 www.cheng-tsui.com 下载。
Table of Contents
Tales and Traditions Volume 1
Abbreviations of Parts of Speech
I. Fables and Literary Quotations 1
Pulling Seedlings Up to Help Them Grow
Sitting by a Stump to Wait for a Careless Hare
Drawing a Snake with Feet
Mistaking the Reflection of a Bow for a Snake
Six Blind Men and an Elephant
A Frog in a Well
Three in the Morning and Four in the Evening
Carving a Mark on a Boat to Look for a Lost Sword
An Old Man on the Frontier Loses His Horse
II. Sayings of Important Historical Figures 63
One Out of Every Three Must Be My Mentor
Mencius' Mother Moved Three Times
Kong Rong Offers the Best Pears to His Brothers
Grinding Down an Iron Pestle to a Needle
Bringing a Birch and Begging for a Flogging
Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant
Breaking the Water Vat to Save a Life
III. Myths and Fantasies 111
Bird Jingwei Fills Up the Sea
Goddess Nuwa Mends the Sky
Pangu Creates the Universe
Da Yu Controls the Great Flood
Kua Fu Chases the Sun
The Magic Lotus Lamp
Appendix 1: Texts with Pinyin
Appendix 2: English Abstracts
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