Synopses & Reviews
Encounters is the advanced-level Chinese text series to accompany the popular Interactions and Connections textbooks. Encounters carries over methods and themes developed in those beginning and intermediate texts, with greater emphasis on reading comprehension and real-world texts. The advanced series is divided into four parts, organized by theme: Life and Entertainment; Media and Education; Social Realities; and World, Politics, and Economics. Encounters offers advanced learners a complete set of tools to improve their language skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture and society. Encounters I consists of a textbook and workbook for Lessons 1-10. The remaining 10 lessons appear in the companion set, Encounters II.
"Practical and lively without neglecting the structure and the writing system. The workbook is especially interesting and helpful." --Chauncey C. Chu, University of Florida
"By far the best first-year textbooks available." --Sabina Knight, Smith College Indiana University Press Indiana University Press
New tools for advanced Chinese language study
About the Author
Jennifer Li-chia Liu is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of the Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy at Indiana University Bloomington. She also directs the IU Chinese Language Flagship Program, part of the National Security Education Program of the U.S. Department of Defense.