Advanced Diplomatic Chinese
Instructional materials currently available to advanced-level foreign-language learners of Chinese are often designed with the average foreign student in mind, emphasizing the student's ability to engage in daily life conversations, conduct academic research, or acquire finance- and economics-related knowledge. These courses are lacking in materials focused on training students specializing in diplomatic and business Chinese, and cannot fulfill the needs of such students. This textbook is intended for advanced students who have studied Chinese 1.5 years or more, and who will need to use Chinese in a diplomatic context in the future. Materials are divided into five units—social interaction, situational introductions, holding meetings, business communication, and newspaper reading—with the goal of quickly improving students' skills, knowledge, and strategies in relevant areas. Completing this course will benefit students' abilities to conduct specialized work.