China's Peril and Promise: An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese, 2 Volumes

An innovative way for students to sharpen their Chinese language abilities while learning about Chinese culture


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China’s Peril and Promise is an advanced Chinese reader in two volumes, prepared for students who would like to enhance their understanding of modern China in general and modern Chinese literature and intellectuals in particular, through reading authentic materials. The selections—which span the twentieth century and include essays, short stories, biographies, and criticism—expose the students not only to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres but also to some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced.

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