China's Peril and Promise
An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese, 2 Volumes
Chih-p'ing Chou, Xuedong Wang, & Joanne Chiang


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.

Audio and video materials are available for use with this text. For further information, contact the Chinese Linguistics Project, 231 Palmer Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 08544. (609-258-4269).

First published in 1996.

Xuedong Wang is a lecturer in Chinese at Princeton University, and Joanne Chiang is a senior lecturer in Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis.