Synopses & Reviews
This bilingual handbook introduces the most important written expressions and classical idiomatic phrases in modern Chinese for students of intermediate and advanced Chinese.
This bilingual handbook is designed for students of advanced Chinese (third year and up). It attempts to provide students with the explanations and usage of the most important written expressions and idioms in modern Chinese in a concise and practical way. The book is in two sections. In the first section the most basic and common written expressions are classified and explained according to their grammar/syntax structure. The distinctive features of various sub-styles of written expressions, together with some special lexicons and idioms, are discussed in section two. The book also furnishes abundant examples and exercises necessary for the consolidation of what has been learned.
This handbook serves as an introduction to the most important written expressions and classical idiomatic phrases in modern Chinese for students of intermediate and advanced Chinese. It has the following features: (1) It is comprehensive. The twelve chapters in the first section deal with common knowledge of written expressions such as grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Various patterns, phrases, words and their usage are also explained in detail. The second section contains six chapters in which the distinctive features of various sub-types of written expressions, such as news reports, academic treatises, literary description, advertisements, correspondence and other applied writings, are introduced. (2) It is concise and practical. (3) It is amply illustrated with sample writings to enhance students' comprehension. (4) An exercise section is included so that students can apply what they have learned. (5) As students using this handbook have not fully mastered the Chinese language, it is bilingual.