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Chinese Summer Reading

Summer Reading for 2022

 

Below are the readings for the level you are entering.

Chinese I: No readings

Chinese II

  • For your information, we used Integrated Chinese 1 as our textbook in Chinese I and finished all ten chapters. We will use the next level of the same book series in Chinese II. You may have a glimpse of the vocabulary and texts by clicking here.

Chinese III

  • Read《一个电脑公司的秘密》Secrets of a Computer Company (Second Edition): available at Amazon. Enjoy your reading and do the exercises toward the end of the e-book to check your reading comprehension. 
  • For your information, we used Integrated Chinese 2 as our textbook in Chinese II and finished all ten chapters. We will use the next level of the same book series in Chinese III. You may have a glimpse of the vocabulary and texts by clicking here.

 

Honors Chinese Language

Read the following two books:

  • 《第三只眼睛》The Third Eye (Second Edition) Kindle Edition: available at Amazon.com
  • 《画皮》The Painted Skin (Second Edition) Kindle Edition: available at Amazon.com

You can look up words you don’t know by highlighting the words and clicking “Dictionary” in the popup window.  If the default dictionary is not “A Modern Chinese-English Dictionary”, then click the sign on the upper right corner. You will see an array of dictionaries. Choose “A Modern Chinese-English Dictionary”.  Enjoy your reading and do the exercises toward the end of the e-book to check your reading comprehension. 

  1. Choose one of the following two TV dramas and watch at least 8 episodes:

 

Honors Advanced Seminar in Chinese

1. Read the following two books:

  • 《竞争对手》The Competitor (Chinese Edition) Kindle Edition: available at Amazon.com
  • 《沉鱼落雁》Beauty and Grace (Chinese Edition) Kindle Edition: available at Amazon.com

You can look up words you don’t know by highlighting the words and clicking “Dictionary” in the popup window.  If the default dictionary is not “A Modern Chinese-English Dictionary”, then click the sign on the upper right corner.  You will see an array of dictionaries.  Choose “A Modern Chinese-English Dictionary”.  Enjoy your reading and do the exercises toward the end of the e-book to check your reading comprehension. 

2. Choose one of the following three TV dramas and watch at least 10 episodes:

 

Honors Advanced Topics in Chinese

Read 《中国的“负翁”越来越多》There Are More and More Indebted Persons in China: available at Amazon

Choose one of the following four TV dramas or any other Chinese TV dramas and watch at least 10 episodes: