China's Peril and Promise is an advanced Chinese reader in two volumes, prepared for students who would like to enhance their understanding of modern China in general and modern Chinese literature and intellectuals in particular, through reading authentic materials. The selections--which span the twentieth century and include essays, short stories, biographies, and criticism--expose the students not only to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres but also to some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced. To order this textbook, please visit Princeton University Press.
The CLP's China's Peril and Promise Audio Recordings (available in USB format) cover all lessons in the text. Institutional copies 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.