This is a revised third edition of Tuttle’s Reading & Writing Chinese.
This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely.
All of the prescribed vocabulary for Levels A-C of the Hanyu Shuiping
Kaoshi is included among the example compounds. Knowledge of the 2,200+
characters and 5,253+ vocabulary items covered will equip students to take
the test at either the Basic or the Elementary-Intermediate standard.
Success in the top band of the Basic standard is sufficient to enter college
About the Author
William McNaughton was the founding teacher of Chinese at Oberlin College. From 1986 he taught at Kong Kong’s City University, where he was the founding program leader of the BA (Honors) program in Translation and Interpretation. He now lives in retirement in Hong Kong.