Titel: 新编中文课外阅读丛书 Tales and Traditions - Readings in Chinese Literature Series - Volume 2 (both Simplified and Traditional Characters) - 新编中文课外阅读丛书 Tales and Traditions - Readings in Chinese Literature Series - Volume 2 (简繁对照)
Author / Editor: Yun Xiao 萧云 et al.
ISBN: 978-0-88727-646-0, 9780887276460
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: 2009
Number of pages: 252
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.
This second volume for intermediate learners contains fables, literary quotations, stories of romance, myths, fantasies, and tales of traditional Chinese festivals. This series of readings will be especially welcomed as the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam requires knowledge of China's literary, cultural, and historical traditions.
•Simplified and traditional characters on facing pages.
•Questions for discussion and cultural comparison in both Chinese and English.
•Free appendix of texts with pinyin annotations available at my.cheng-tsui.com.
•Especially suitable for students preparing for the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam
•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 2
Abbreviations of Parts of Speech
I. Fables and Literary Quotations 1
The Man from the State of Zheng Who Needed New Shoes
Suspecting His Neighbor of Stealing an Ax
The Man from the State of Qi Who Feared the Sky Would Fall
There is no Silver Buried Here!
Ye Gong Loves Dragons
Yu Gong Removes the Mountains
Fox Puts on Tiger's Powers
Aiming for the South but Heading for the North
Bo Le Discovers the Best Horse
Learning to Walk in Handan
II. Tales of Traditional Chinese Festivals 75
Tales of the Chinese New Year
Tales of the Lantern Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival and the Poet Qu Yuan
Tales of the Mid-Autumn Festival
III. Myths and Fantasies 111
Cang Jie Invents the Chinese Writing Script
The God of Matchmaking
The Story of the Twelve Birth-Year Animals
Little Nezha Fights the Great Dragon King
IV. Classic Tales of Love and Romance 157
Beauty in the Painting
The Love Story of a Fish Spirit
Lady White Snake
The Story of Two Butterfly Lovers
The Story of Cowherd and Weaving Girl
Appendix : English Abstracts