FUN WITH ANCIENT CHINESE POEMS IN MULTIMEDIA: Selected Teaching Materials for Chinese Language and Culture (Book with Audio MP3-CD & DVD)
Authors: Jeanette Du and Jian Zhou.
Format: Trade Paperback, MP3-CD and DVD
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press: 2011. (220 pages)
10 Popular Ancient Chinese Poems
Traditional and Simplified Chinese Characters
Audio MP3-CD (120 minutes) and DVD (86 minutes)
English and Chinese Pinyin
Significant combination of history, culture and language with fascinatng music, stories and DVD of scenic Spots.
Fun with Ancient Chinese Poems in Multimedia: Selected Materials for Chinese Language and Culture is a set of listening and reading teaching resources for the study of ancient poems and a part of the elective courses of Chinese language and culture.
The book includes ten ancient poems. A story related to the poem is told at the beginning of each lesson to make the complex Chinese poem easy to understand. Each ancient poem is set to music and sung in line with its connotation, rhythm and local characteristics.
Its original form and unique characteristics give ancient Chinese poems completely-new explanations.
The book is written in simplified and traditional Chinese characters and annotated in pinyin and English. It can be used as a teaching resource in an intermediate and advanced Chinese program or traditional Chinese literature reading program; it can also be used as a listening and listening material for self-study.
This book contains a MP3-audio CD and a DVD providing rich audiovisual materials. The audio materials include the stories, new words, reading, reciting and singing of the poems and dialogue practice; the visual materials include the documentaries shot at scenic spots and historical sites relevant to the poems, poets or historical backgrounds and with English and Chinese subtitles.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Lesson 1. Bright Moon Awakens Longing for My Home a Thousand Miles Away – Evening Thoughts of Home by Li Bai (Tang)
Lesson 2. Cherish Springtime and Be Diligent – Dawn in Spring by Meng Haoran (Tang)
Lesson 3. Scaling New Achievements Is the Most Important Thing in Life – Climbing the Crane Pagoda by Wang Zhihuan (Tang)
Lesson 4. Such a Divine Music Should Be Heard Only in Heaven – Dedicated to General Hua by Du Fu (Tang)
Lesson 5. When the Wind Blows, the Grass Yields, Revealing Cattle and Sheep - The Song of Chile Folk Song (Northern Dynasty)
Lesson 6. Travelers Could Not Replay Loving Mothers' Devotion - Traveler's Ode by Meng Jiao (Tang)
Lesson 7. Why Should One Torture One's Own Brother So Eagerly - A Poem within Seven Steps by Cao Zhi (Three Kingdoms Period)
Lesson 8. Till Death Shall We Remember the Last Homeland - Last Request to My Son by Lu You (Song)
Lesson 9. The Disgraced Emperor Poet Incarcerated - Langtaosha by Li Yu (Southern Tang)
Lesson 10. May My Loved Ones Live Long and Share the Bright Moon with Me - Shuidiaogetou by Su Shi (Song)
About the authors: The principle author and composer Professor Jeanette Du has taught Voice and Diction at Sichuan Conservatory of Music and is a national authority in the field. Her book An Introduction to Diction for Performing Arts has been welcomed by over one hundred Schools of Performing Arts, acting troupes and film studios in China. She was one of the well- known overseas' Chinese musicians chosen for the Chinese Music Dictionary. She has also taught Chinese at University of San Francisco, State University of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco. Professor Jian Zhou is a national teaching prize winner and has taught Chinese at San Francisco City College and the Department of Chinese as a
Foreign Language at Jinan University.