Chinese 2008 is a series of compact handbooks for practical Chinese communication. It includes 5 separate books: "Basic Chinese," "Daily Chinese," "Travel Chinese," "Sports Chinese," and "Transportation Chinese." The target readers are those foreigners who come to China to travel, study or work, and those who hope to learn Chinese and explore China. Its goal is to provide instant help to readers in their everyday communication during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In addition, it can serve as a textbook for short-term adult training programs.
The series has been developed on the basis of real life in contemporary China during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Each lesson consists of four parts: "Basic Sentences," "Dialogues," "Additional Expressions," and "Tips." This series includes 600 frequently used Chinese sentences, and 300 situational conversations, which should be able to cover the basic needs of our foreign friends in their daily communication in China. Printed as small paper-backs, the books will be convenient and easy to carry.