In this third-year textbook for college and adult learners of Chinese as a second language, elements of a language instruction book and an up-to-date cultural reader are combined into an innovative whole. Each of the five units begins with an original essay on topics relevant to everyday life and contemporary issues in China. Each essay is accompanied by three related newspaper or magazine articles from Chinese publications. The reading material is followed by lists of new vocabulary, stock phrases, grammatical explanations and exercises to reinforce language learning. In this updated and revised version of A Chinese Text for a Changing China, the content has been revised to reflect the most recent developments in Chinese society and language. Material is in traditional and simplified characters with pinyin. Grammar explanations are in English. Audio cassettes are also available.