Author(s): William McNaughton
This is a completely revised and updated new edition of Tuttle's classic Reading & Writing Chinese. This edition focuses on the simplified characters now universally used in mainland China and Singapore, and which are the primary goal of almost all learners. The traditional characters still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in older literature, are also included in order to furnish a complete reference.
William McNaughton was the founding teacher of Chinese at Oberlin College. From 1986 he taught at Kong Kong's City University, where he was the founding program leader of the BA (Honors) program in Translation and Interpretation. He now lives in retirement in Hong Kong.