In the News

In the News : Steps to Chinese Media Literacy

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IN THE NEWS is a primer to Chinese media aimed at lower advanced level students of Chinese language who wish to build media literacy in the Chinese language. Written by university professors who have hands-on experience as media professionals, the book gathers newsworthy authentic materials representative of the topics covered by reporters on a day-to-day basis and makes them accessible through grammatical analyses, vocabulary associations, and research exercises for language learners. From front page headliners to business, education, crime, sports, and entertainment, the reader will be exposed to the full gamut of news coverage and become familiar with their presentation in a Chinese context.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 16mm | 589.67g
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 150774210X
  • 9781507742105

About Chris Wen-Chao Li

Chris Wen-Chao Li is Professor of Linguistics at San Francisco State University, where he teaches linguistics, news writing, and translation-interpretation. He has also served as Adjunct Professor in Translation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and worked as a current affairs producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service. Dr Li received his doctorate in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology from Oxford University, and is the author of A Diachronically-Motivated Segmental Phonology of Mandarin Chinese (New York: Peter Lang, 1999), Media Chinese (Taipei: Lucky Books, 2005), and numerous articles on language and translation.
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