"An entirely new and different type of advanced reader. The ten selected movies deal with an array of political, social, economic, and historical issues that are extremely important in China today. Most of the learning comes when students can conduct discussions on the subjects raised in the films. The lessons are structured to facilitate this process, as are the exercises that follow the extensive vocabulary lists."--James M. Hargett, State University of New York, Albany "An excellent textbook. The innovative design and format, the broad range of collection, the glossary, and exercises are all expertly presented. This textbook should win the trust of both Chinese-language teachers and students."--Baozhang He, College of the Holy CrossWang, Wei is the author of 'Readings in Contemporary Chinese Cinema', published 2008 under ISBN 9780691131092 and ISBN 0691131090.