Required Books (All readings available online)
- Excerpts from the following books:
- Zhou, Youguang. 2003. The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts.中国语文的时代演进. Foreign Language Publications.
- Ramsey, S. Robert. 1989. The Languages of China. Princeton University Press.
- Norman, Jerry. 1988. Cambridge University Press.
- DeFrancis, John. 1984. The Chinese language: Fact and fantasy. University of Hawaii Press.
- Chen, Ping. 1999. Modern Chinese: History and sociolinguistics. Cambridge University Press.
- Other selected readings and multi-media materials.