SPARK A ROUTINE
Despite best intentions, we all struggle to fit Chinese learning into our busy schedules. That’s why AMS has created a new initiative to help you build a simple daily routine. No pressure, just 10 minutes a day, first thing in the morning. We have picked a highly recommended Chinese book, Details of Democracy (民主的细节) by Liu Yu, portioned out into bite-sized pieces, delivered straight to your inbox.
FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
Each chapter is 2 to 3 pages and will take only 8-12 minutes to read along with accompanying audio. Links to each chapter and audio will land in your inbox Monday-Friday bright and early at 7am EST. All you have to do is schedule a reading time that works best for you!
FEEL THE BURN
Just like the results of a daily workout routine, you will feel your Chinese get stronger day by day. New words, phrases and concepts will be repeated throughout the book, so reading will get easier as you progress.
APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN
Details of Democracy covers many relevant subjects that American speakers of Chinese may need to discuss or explain, from U.S. elections and the rule of law to taxes, welfare, and American civil society.
FINISH A WHOLE BOOK
Before you know it, you will have read an entire book in Chinese! But more importantly, you will have started a daily routine to keep your Chinese fresh.
ABOUT THE BOOK
We will be reading Details of Democracy (民主的细节) by Dr. Liu Yu.
Liu Yu is one of China’s best-known America-watchers. A professor of political science at Tsinghua University, she lived in the US from 2000 to 2007 and researches democratization in developing countries, including her own. Her book, Details of Democracy, has earned her the moniker of “China’s de Tocqueville.”
We will send links to the online readings and audiobook segments each day, but feel free to obtain your own copy of the book online.