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Chinese Summer Reading

(Updated May 18, 2020)

Summer Reading for 2020

Chinese I:
No readings

Chinese II:
In order to make a smooth transition to the UHS Chinese II class from your current program, please review vocabulary and practice character writing through Quizlet.  We will start with Chapter 12 of Integrated Chinese 2 when the school year begins in August.

Book used in Chinese I:
Integrated Chinese 1, 4th edition: (We have studied all ten chapters)
Textbook: ISBN: 9781622911356 (in simplified characters)
Workbook: ISBN: 9781622911363(in simplified characters)
Character Workbook: ISBN: 9781622911370

Book used in Chinese I & II:
Integrated Chinese 2, 4th edition: (We have studied Chapter 11)
Textbook: ISBN:  9781622911417(in simplified characters)
Workbook: ISBN: 9781622911431(in simplified characters)
Character Workbook: ISBN: 9781622911448 (optional)

Chinese III:
In order to make a smooth transition to the UHS Chinese III class, please review the texts, vocabulary, and grammar we have studied in the Chinese II class this past year and practice character writing as well.  We will start with Chapter 5 of Integrated Chinese 3 when the school year begins in August.

Book used in Chinese II:
Integrated Chinese 2, 4th edition: (all ten chapters)
Textbook: ISBN:  9781622911417 (in simplified characters)
Workbook: ISBN: 9781622911431 (in simplified characters)

Book used in Chinese II & III:
Integrated Chinese 3, 4th edition: (Chapters 1-4)
Textbook: ISBN: 978-1622911561
Workbook: ISBN: 978-1622911578

Please read the following little book:
If I Didn’t Have You 《如果没有你》ISBN: 9787301152027
(available in the Chinese II course materials at the UHS online bookstore, Akademos, https://sfuhs.textbookx.com/institutional/index.php)


Honors Chinese Language
In order to make a smooth transition to the UHS Honors Chinese Language class, please review vocabulary and practice character writing through Quizlet.

Book used in Chinese III:
Integrated Chinese 3, 4th edition: (We have studied Chapters 1-10)
Textbook: ISBN: 978-1622911561
Integrated Chinese 4, 4th edition: (We have studied Chapters 11-16)
Textbook: ISBN: 9781622911516

Please read the following little book:
The Third Eye 《第三只眼》: ISBN: 9787301242889 (new edition) or 9787301189498 (old edition) (available in the Chinese III course materials at the UHS online bookstore, Akademos, https://sfuhs.textbookx.com/institutional/index.php)


Honors Advanced Seminar in Chinese:

 Please purchase the following little books at cheng-tsui.com and read them:

  1. The Competitor《竞争对手》: ISBN 9787301289914
  2. Beauty and Grace 《沉鱼落雁》:ISBN 9787301294178

Also, choose one of the following two TV dramas to watch at least 10 episodes:

  1. 《少年派》https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR2SywBbkXQ
  2. 《都挺好》https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtzqsA-a8MM

Honor Advanced Topics in Chinese:
A Kaleidoscope of China:An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (《中国社会百态》)
ISBN: 9780691146911
Please read Chapters 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21
阅读完课文,请分别用一段话总结每篇文章的大意,并说说你是否认同文章的看法。

Also, choose one of the following two TV dramas to watch at least 10 episodes:

  1. 《亲爱的,热爱的》https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOcE_nULa4c&list=PLzUDjjLEA9WTlVGgd0pDqvhkDaA2L9SeE
  2. 《安家》https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW29gl3ZwSk