Titel: 月亮总是美好的 The Moon Is Always Beautiful and Other Essays - Readings in Chinese Culture Series, vol. 3 (both Simplified and Traditional Characters) - 月亮总是美好的 The Moon Is Always Beautiful and Other Essays - Readings in Chinese Culture Series, vol. 3 (繁体字简体字对照)
Author / Editor: Weijia Huang 黄伟嘉, Qun Ao 敖群
ISBN: 978-0-88727-637-8, 9780887276378
Series: Readings in Chinese Culture Series
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston - 剑桥出版社 (美国)
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2008
Number of pages: 268
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.8 cm
The Moon Is Always Beautiful invites students to appreciate the rich textures of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture while sharpening their reading skills. The third in the five-volume Cheng & Tsui Readings in Chinese Culture series, this collection of ten original essays is ideal for intermediate students in the second semester of second-year Chinese, or at the “Intermediate High” level, as designated by ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
Used as a supplement to any intermediate Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, The Moon Is Always Beautiful will refine students’ grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar while also strengthening their understanding of Chinese arts, culture, and society.
Given the cultural focus of the AP* and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture.
•Each essay of approximately 500 characters is presented in both simplified and traditional characters on facing pages.
•Essays cover a range of cultural topics, from the diverse traditions of Chinese architecture to the social impact of The True Story of Ah Q to a survey of regional dialects in China.
•A vocabulary list, related words and expressions, and an optional exercise section accompany each lesson.
•For students who prefer to read pinyin along with Chinese characters, an appendix of each essay in pinyin is included.
•Answer keys at the back of the book help learners gauge their own progress.
Readings in Chinese Culture Series
The Moon Is Always Beautiful is the third in a five-volume series of supplemental reading material that corresponds to five different levels of Chinese proficiency, from beginning through advanced
About the Series:
Used as a supplement to any Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, books from the Readings in Chinese Culture Series will reinforce students' grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and will strengthen students' understanding of Chinese culture. Given the cultural focus of the AP* and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this as a valuable resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture.
对於任何中文课程，Readings in Chinese Culture Series 都是最佳的课外补充，亦是中文自学者的优良阅读素材，能增进学生掌握中文字汇的能力、辅助强化文法的概念，并深入了解中国文化。AP 和其他语言能力测验之纲要逐渐强调文化的重要性，这套辅助教材系列，紧密结合了语言学习、古代及当代之文化发展，广泛拓展了教师的教学资源。
Table of Contents
The Moon is Always Beautiful and other Essays
Abbreviations of Parts of Speech
The Moon is Always Beautiful
East, West, and Things
Were Ancient People Stupid
Mandarin and Dialects
Ah Q Spirit
Brotherhood and the Seven-Step Poem
The Four Treasures of the Study
Heavenly Stems, Earthly Branches, and the Twelve Zodiac Animals
Palaces and Common Residences
Appendix 1 Texts with Pinyin
Appendix 2 Answer Key
Vocabulary Index (Alphabetical by Pinyin)
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