Six engaging short stories by six different authors provide enriching literature for Chinese language students.
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.
All Capturing Chinese books come in the follow format:
- Six stories, unabridged, in simplified Chinese
- Pinyin for the entire text
- Definitions for difficult vocabulary
- Historical explanations and summaries
- 20 beautifully drawn illustrations
- MP3s read by two native speakers