Glimpses of Chinese Culture tells 200 stories of historical figures covering 25 subjects such as history, philosophy, religion, politics, economics, literature, art, technology and so on. It selects attractive and splendid parts of Chinese culture and explains them using simple language. The beauty of the language and fresh style of the book make it easy for readers who even know nothing about Chinese culture before reading to “walk through” the five thousand years Chinese culture has gone through, thus to understand the modern China by the reading of its history. For international friends, this is a shortcut to know about Chinese culture easily. And the words used in this book are simple and fluent, making it a good choice for college and high school students to improve their English and translation skills.
About the Author
Ding Wangdao, professor of the English School in Beijing Foreign Studies University since 1950, specializes in English writing, style teaching, and translating books on Chinese culture. With many influential works, including textbooks, translation works and academic books, he has received a special government allowance since 1992. He was director of BFSU Overseas Training Center, secretary-general of China English Teaching and Research Association and visiting professor in University of Washington and Moscow Foreign Language University.