List originally compiled by members of the Chinese Language Teachers Association- Washington. http://www.internationaledwa.org/chinese/textbooks.htm This is a preliminary list of textbooks for Chinese provided by teachers in Washington state. We plan to add a mechanism for sharing comments about the books soon. Disclaimer: A listing here is not an endorsement of a specific textbook.

  • Beginning Chinese 初級漢語課本, John DeFrancis, Yale U. Press
  • Communicating in Chinese 学 An Interactive Approach To Beginning Chinese: Listening And Speaking and Reading and Writing,  Cynthia Ning, Far Eastern Publications Yale University
  • Taiwan Today An Intermediate Reader 今日台灣: 中級漢語讀本, Shou-hsin Teng and Lo Sun Perry, Chinese Language Center, Tunghai University
  • Ni Hao 你好, Shumang Fredlein, Paul Fredlein, Cheng & Tsui Company, book one, two, three, four, in simplified and traditional versions.
  • Chinese Primer 中文入門, Ta-Tuan Ch’en. Perry Link, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • Chinese Link 中文天地, Wu, Yu, Zhang, Tian, Pearson Prentice Hall World Languages, Level 1 Part 1 & Part 2, Level 2 Part 1 & Part 2
  • Intermediate Reader of Modern Chinese 现代汉语中级读本, Chih-p’ing Chou and Der-lin Chao, Princeton U. Press
  • A New Text for a Modern China, Irene Liu with Li Xiaoqi, Cheng & Tsui
  • Dragon’s Tongue 1991 TV series, Antony Szeto, etc. Out of Australia
  • Laughing In Chinese 說笑漢語, Peggy Wang, East Asia Linguistic Services
  • China’s Own Critics 中国知识分子的自省, Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese 现代汉语高级读本,Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • China’s Peril and Promise 中国的危机与希望, Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (II) 现代汉语高级读本, Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • A Trip to China 华夏行, Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press,
  • A New China 新的中國 Intermediate Reader of Modern Chinese, Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • Oh, China! 中國啊, 中国!,  Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • Literature and Society, 文学与社会, Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • All Things Considered Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese 事事关心 现代汉语高级读本, Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • Anything Goes 无所不谈: An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese, Chih-p’ing Chou, etc. Princeton U. Press
  • The Silhouette of China Readings in Contemporary Chinese Films 中国侧影 当代中国电影选读, Chou, Wang, Chiang, Chinese Linguistic Project, Princeton University
  • Integrated Chinese, 中文聽說讀寫, Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, etc. Cheng & Tsui Company, Level one, Part one and part two, level two,
  • Making Connections: Enhance Your Listening Comprehension in Chinese, Madeline K. Spring, Cheng and Tsui (simplified and traditional versions)
  • Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, Mandarin Training Center faculty, Cheng & Tsui
  • Speak Mandarin, Tsai Ya-Lin, Tseng & Tsui
  • Colloquial Chinese 汉语口语, T’ung & Pollard, Dept. of the Far East School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Across the Straits 22 mini scripts for developing advanced listening skills in Chinese 两岸对话, Bai, Sung, Zhang, Cheng & Tsui
  • Return from Silence China’s Modern Writers 中国现代作家 Advanced Level Multimedia Chinese Language Course, Shih, Chung-wen, The George WA U.
  • Talks On Chinese Culture 中国文化从谈, Vivian Ling, Far Eastern Publications, Yale University
  • The Independent Reader 从精读到泛读, Vivian Ling, SMC Publishing Inc.
  • Happy Chinese 快乐汉语  (Kuaile Hanyu), People’s Education Press Li Xiaoqi