China in Depth: An Integrated Course in Advanced Chinese 焦点中国 is an advanced-level textbook designed for students who are interested in using Chinese to conduct research about contemporary China. This textbook uses a theme based and proficiency oriented approach and is co-published with Peking University. It strives to reflect a wide range of topics related to the rapid development of contemporary China. The topics in this book are divided into four areas: social studies, economics, international relations and important people. The book aims to develop students’ language skills with special emphasis on training in critical thinking and discourse proficiency.
The book has associated online resources which are posted on Brown University’s website and are freely available. Students can view related videos, and download language exercises and supplementary reading materials.