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The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries is an innovative multimedia course for advanced students of Chinese. Written by a team of highly experienced teachers, the book offers advanced learners of Chinese a chance to consolidate their foundation in the language through a variety of activities which are designed to develop both language skills and cultural literacy.

Author Biography

Kunshan Carolyn Lee is Associatae Professor of the Practice and the Director of the Chinese language program in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. Hsin-hsin Liang is Assistant Professor of Chinese and the Director of Chinese Language Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia. Liwei Jiao is Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Pennsylvania. Julian K. Wheatley is currently visiting Associate Professor in Chinese at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Formerly he spent 10 years each at Cornell University and MIT in the dual roles of Senior Lecturer and Chinese Program Coordinator.

Table of Contents

Preface in Englishp. vii
Preface in Chinesep. xiii
List of abbreviations and conventionsp. xv
Popular Culturep. 1
Online datingp. 3
Brand-name feverp. 27
Television dramas and popular culturep. 49
Social Changep. 73
The city of Yiwu in Zhejiang: A miracle of Chinese regional economic developmentp. 75
Floating populationp. 96
Changing views of marriagep. 117
Cultural Traditionsp. 147
Chinese food culturep. 149
Confucianism in modern Chinap. 170
Chinese architecture in transitionp. 194
History and Politicsp. 217
"Educated youth"p. 219
A start for democracyp. 244
Cross-Strait relationsp. 266
Pinyin-English vocabularyp. 287
English-Pinyin vocabularyp. 317
Idiomsp. 346
Index of speech patternsp. 350
Notesp. 354
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