Dear Forum friends, *How to Read Chinese Prose in Chinese: A Course in Classical Chinese,* co-authored by Jie Cui, Liu Yucai, and me, is now immediately available at Amazon.com and at the Columbia University Press website (code CUP20 for 20% discount). In addition to the book description and reviews posted on the Amazon site, here is a link ((https://app.box.com/s/i5bbvl5qxcd6j05kfyvpnszz4inz5js1) to the quasi-final files of a sample chapter, along with the TOC, and “A Note on How to Use this Book.”
We would like to thank the colleagues (see the list below) for writing literary analyses for individual lessons. These colleagues are chapter authors of the sister volume *How to Read Chinese Prose: A Guided Anthology*, which will be available for immediate ordering in about two weeks.
If you spot any errors in the book, please kindly let me know so that we can enter corrections before the next printing. Nowadays CUP and other academic presses have small print runs but reprint frequently, making timely corrections possible. Although we tried as much as possible to catch them, it is inevitable that errors remain in this book of 416 pages. Any other suggestions for improvement will be greatly appreciated as well.
Scholars who Have Written Literary Analyses for This Book:
AKD Alexei Kamran Ditter, Associate Professor, Reed College
ML Manling Luo, Associate Professor, Indiana University
PRG Paul Goldin, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
RE Ronald Egan, Confucius Institute Professor of Sinology, Stanford University
RHS Rivi Handler-Spitz, Associate Professor, Macalester College
SC Scott Cook, Tan Chin Tuan Professor, Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore
SFL Shuen-fu Lin, Emeritus Professor, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
WHN William Nienhauser, Halls-Bascom Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison
WL Wai-yee Li, 1879 Professor, Harvard University
XL Xinda Lian, Professor, Denison University
YW Yugen Wang, Professor, University of Oregon
ZC Zonq-qi Cai, Professor, Lingnan University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign