This textbook provides readers with a solid foundation for learning classical Chinese as well as a bridge between classical Chinese and modern Chinese...The arrangement greatly facilitates grasping the targeted functional words or patterns in various settings, and the samples are usually from the most famous maxims by the most important writers. By using this book, students will not only learn Classical Chinese words and grammar structures, but also get acquainted with the values and philosophies of Chinese tradition.
--Professor Yu Feng, Director of the Chinese Language Program, Brandeis University
About the Author
teaches Chinese at Oberlin College. He has taught in Middlebury College's Chinese Summer School and in the International University Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He has also served in faculty and administrative positions at his alma mater, Beijing Normal University, and has written many articles on various aspects of Chinese language instruction.