Imperial College London

Complete Mandarin Chinese - Zhaoxia Pang & Ruth Herd


Complete Mandarin Chinese book cover

A new textbook by Zhaoxia Pang and CLCC's Ruth Herd will be published in early December.

On 9th December, an all-new edition of Complete Mandarin Chinese from the Teach Yourself series will be released.

Ruth Herd's latest work, written in collaboration with former colleague Zhaoxia Pang (SOAS), is a comprehensive book complete with audio language course to take learners from beginner to intermediate level.

“Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations, and extensive practice and review, Complete Mandarin Chinese will equip you with the practical skills you need to use Mandarin in a variety of realistic settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.” (Complete Mandarin Chinese blurb)

Suitable for the self-study learner, use with a one-on-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom, Complete Mandarin Chinese can also be used as a refresher course, mapping on to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, HSK references and vocabulary benchmarking.

Dr Ruth Herd is Co-ordinator of Mandarin Chinese at Imperial College London. She has developed Chinese language programmes since 2002 and has a long-standing interest in the languages and cultures of East Asia. Zhaoxia Pang is a course convenor and senior lector of Mandarin Chinese at SOAS, University of London. She previously worked at Imperial College London.


Ms Cleo Bowen

Ms Cleo Bowen
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication