The Volume II teach the language of contemporary Chinese
technical literature. The subject matter is Chinese medicine, making
these texts ideal for those who wish to learn Chinese from real-world
sources. All 128 of the texts chosen are excerpted from the introduction
to Chinese medicine written by Qin Bowei, one of the founders of TCM
and a medical writer known for his clear, precise and detailed clinical
expression. The work is thus a superb supplement for students of Chinese
and an effective course of study for clinicians or scholars who wish to
read Chinese technical periodicals, papers and texts.
The second volume teaches analysis of Chinese texts through the
principles of Natural Language development. By showing how to identify
the basic statement in a sentence and the adjunct statements that
complete its meaning, just as children learn to read their native
language, the reader is given access to Chinese texts as quickly as is
possible. When the course is completed, users are working with typical
modern Chinese medical sources.