China's Own Critics presents a selection of thirteen expository essays written from the 1920s through the 1980s by influential Chinese intellectuals on controversial issues of their times, including the emancipation of women, the reforms of the Chinese language, the implementation of modernization, and freedom and patriotism. To provoke classroom discussion, each topic is treated by essayists with opposing views. Prepared for American students who have already completed two years of Chinese and who are interested in reading original documents, the book juxtaposes traditional and simplified characters for the text and vocabulary so that students can be exposed to both versions of Chinese characters.
The CLP's China's Own Critics Audio Recordings ($45.00, available as CDs or cassette tapes) cover all lessons in the text. Institutional copies ($375.00) are also available, and come with a license agreement authorizing limited distribution and reduplication rights.
To order the above audio materials, please download an order form and send it in to us, along with a check or money order made out to the Chinese Linguistics Project.