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Palgrave Studies in Teaching and Learning Chinese

Post-Lingual Chinese Language Learning

Hanzi Pedagogy

Authors: Han, Jinghe

  • Provides a systematic approach to teaching Hanzi (characters) to improve comprehension of monolingual English-speaking students
  • Approaches the teaching and learning of Chinese characters from an empirically grounded and theoretically informed research base
  • Explores the growing commitment to Chinese language education around the world beyond monolingual English-speaking students
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About this book

This book presents a thought-provoking challenge to mainstream theories of second language learning. Focusing on Chinese Hanzi, a self-sufficient meaning-making system that operates via visual shape and the logic built into its formation, it analyses ‘post-lingual’ pedagogy. The author examines this ‘language beyond language’ or linguistic theories, demonstrating that Hanzi is not made up simply of arbitrary signs but is the result of a complete conceptualisation process. In doing so, she creates a conceptual framework that builds on Hanzi’s humanistic spirit of language learning. This intriguing book will interest students and scholars of language education, and offers practical advice for those involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. 

About the authors

Jinghe Han is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University, Australia. Her research interests include post-lingual pedagogy, research literacy, and English as a Medium of Instruction.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Contextualising Chinese Language Education in the Western Context

    Han, Jinghe

    Pages 1-18

  • Chinese Language and Duiwai Hanyu Jiaoxue (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)

    Han, Jinghe

    Pages 19-41

  • The Debatable Role of English (L1) in Duiwai Hanyu (L2) Jiaoxue (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)

    Han, Jinghe

    Pages 43-57

  • Post-lingual Pedagogical Practice—Hanzi Methods

    Han, Jinghe

    Pages 59-72

  • Meaning-Making—Hanzi Orthography and Real World Integrated Learning

    Han, Jinghe

    Pages 73-88

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59840-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59839-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-Lingual Chinese Language Learning
Book Subtitle
Hanzi Pedagogy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Teaching and Learning Chinese
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59840-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59840-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59839-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 131
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