Reading China is designed for Chinese learners at different levels. They can be used both as extracurricular reading material and as graded Chinese reading textbooks. There are three versions: Chinese-English, Chinese-Japanese and Chinese-Korean. The whole set is divided into five levels with each level subdivided into volume A and B. The texts are written to suit the readers' language levels, providing suitable challenges while remaining understandable. Though short, they are pragmatic and cover a large range of interesting topics written in diverse styles. Each book has a CD so that readers can appreciate genuine Chinese both by reading and listening and improve their proficiency effectively. Readers could learn a text by reading, analyzing and doing exercises. The Lead-in aims to provoke reflection; the Side notes, Illustrations, Language Points and Cultural Tips can remove understanding obstacles for learners while the Exercises deepen their understanding of the essays. In short, we are committed to providing a relaxing, interesting and efficient way to learn Chinese.
Reading China (Korean Edition) Beijing Welcomes You (4A) is the 1st volume of the 4th level of Reading China book series. The stories chosen are simple and humorous, through which international students would know about Chinese culture, history and customs. Contents of this book include: guided reading, texts, thinking, language tips, practices and knowledge tips. The guided reading is aimed to generate students’ desires and interests to learn. The text is the key part, telling interesting things heard and happened around to show cultural differences and comparison. Thinking helps students understand reading massages. Language tips help review and consolidate the new contents learned through a practical and scientific way. Forms to practice included in this book are various to provide more accurate ways for students to evaluate the result of reading. And knowledge tips are interesting and contain all kinds of things about China.
1.冬至为什么吃饺子？Why Eat Dumplings on the Winter Solstice?
2.租房 Renting an Apartment
3.您：你在我心上 You Are on My Mind
4.盘古开天地 The Creation of the World by Pan Gu
5.你在中国很久了吗？Have You Been in China for Too Long?
6.东西为什么叫“东西”？Why “East and West” Makes “Stuff”?
7.大学生能不能花明天的钱？Should College Students Spend Tomorrow’s Money?
8.儿子的“为什么” My Son's "Whys"
9.中国人的饮食习惯 Dietary Habits of the Chinese
10.上学只要半小时 It Takes Only Half an Hour to Get to School
11.他们是这样分清双胞胎的 They Distinguish Twins This Way
12.来吧，一起去西藏！Come on, Let’s Go to Tibet!
13.为什么要请客吃饭？Why Treat People to Meals?
14.无用的石头和有用的砖头 The Useless Stone and the Useful Brick
15.北京欢迎你 Beijing Welcomes You
16.结婚越来越不容易 Getting Married Is More and More Difficult
17.不能让孩子输在起跑线上 We Cannot Let Children Lose on the Starting Line
18.你年轻，你优先 Young People First
19.奶奶的日记 Grandma's Diary
20.夫妻吵架要花多少钱？How Much Will It Cost for a Couple to Quarrel?
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