Masterworks Chinese Companion meets the needs of students from Chinese-speaking families or advanced non-native speakers who have mastered basic oral communication in Chinese but seek further development of their reading and writing skills. Students are presented with twelve short works that are emblematic of superlative writing styles, primarily from the Chinese canon of modern literature. By selecting short stories that reflect human emotions and relationships, the author of Masterworks has provided learners with the vocabulary and patterns they need to express their thoughts and feelings in writing. Lessons are given in both traditional and simplified characters. Audio recordings of the lessons are available as free online downloads.

SKU: 9780887274350 Language: Chinese Series: OTHER Volume: N/A Edition: N/A Categories: ,


Masterworks Chinese Companion is a valuable textbook. Its rich information, the original features of the exercises and the careful annotations have certainly made the book a fine companion for advanced students, especially for heritage learners who desire to use authentic materials to improve their Chinese.

—Michelle Fu, Heritage Language Journal

It is encouraging to see that our professional language teachers are enthusiastically introducing genuine Chinese language education to heritage learners. Masterworks Chinese Companion certainly enriches the variety of textbooks intended for Chinese heritage learners. 

—Hsin-hsin Liang, University of Virginia

About the Author

Born and raised in Wuhan, China, Qin-Hong Anderson has experience teaching Chinese both at the Wuhan International School and at Cornell University. At Cornell, she taught Chinese at all levels, including two courses for Chinese-American heritage students. She holds degrees in Chinese Linguistics and Literature, as well as Organizational Communications, Learning, and Design. She is currently a lecturer in Chinese language at the University of California San Diego.' 

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