The textbook is adapted from the documentaries of the same title broadcast in China Central Television. There are two volumes in this set of textbooks, with a total of 16 lessons. Each volume is supplemented with a DVD, an MP3 and an exercise book. This textbook introduces over 20 Chinese people from all walks of life, such as taxi drivers, retired old folks, fitness instructors, fashion designers, collectors, archaeologists, etc. In an intuitive and vivid manner, the DVD displays the living and working conditions and the mental outlook of contemporary Chinese people. The inrrovative combination of audiovisual learning and intensive reading turns "reading" the text into "watching" the text, and incorporates Chinese language learning into the learning of Chinese culture and China's national condition. It will greatly improve the effectiveness of teaching and deepen student's understanding of China. This textbook is suitable for learners who have mastered 2,000 common Chinese words.