Modern Chinese A Basic Course Author:Faculty of Peking University This overall course in modern Chinese was designed by the Faculty of Peking University and has been used successfully in teaching English-speaking and other foreign students basic Mandarin Chinese. Assuming no previous training in Chinese, this course is excellent for self-study with full explanations and ample pronunciation and grammar drills t... more »hroughout.
The 30 lessons of the Peking University course are a self-contained grammar, beginning with the most basic characteristics of the language. The diligent student, who carefully follows the lessons to the end, will learn an extensive vocabulary (including characters) and will be conversant in the simple Chinese of daily life ... [then] progressing to more complex constructions.
First published in 1958 having the title Modern Chinese Reader, with a second edition in 1963. The Dover edition is a revised republication of the second edition.