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Capturing Chinese: Short Stories by Revolutionary Authors

by Kevin John Nadolny

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0984276246, Paperback)

Six engaging short stories by six different authors provide enriching literature for Chinese language students.

Read Chinese literature with detailed footnotes, pinyin, author and story summaries all while listening to professionally created audio files. Capturing Chinese provides the ultimate learning tool for breaking away from textbook stories and breaking into engaging Chinese literature.

Put down your dictionary, pick up your copy of Capturing Chinese and enjoy yourself some Chinese literature.  Footnotes highlight the more difficult vocabulary and pinyin is provided for the entire text.  Historical events, people, and places are explained throughout and illustrations recreate the scenes.


This book is in simplified Chinese characters.


Download the audio files, free with this book, from Capturing Chinese

Explore these six different authors and their stories:

Ling Shuhua provides a woman's perspective during the May Fourth movement in The Night of Mid-Autumn Festival. Lai He  provides his perspective of Taiwan during the Japanese occupation in The Steelyard. Mao Dun depicts some of the problems facing rural China in his most famous story, Spring Silkworms.  Shen Congwen uses a basic story to show how rural customs inhibit modernization in his story, Xiaoxiao.  Yu Dafu takes his readers to Japan, where he himself spent time as a student. Yu Dafu's frank depiction of sexual urges in Sinking shocked the readers of his day. Lao She illustrates the changing times in Beijing in his short story, An Old and Established Name.

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