This textbook would not have been possible without the funding from the Open Educational Resources (OER) Award Program at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. Special thanks goes to Regina Gong, the OER & Student Success Librarian at the MSU Libraries. I am very grateful to the training she and her team provided before I started this project because it equipped me with the skills necessary to start my work. Regina’s continuous support and guidance ensured the quality of this book. I would also like to thank my students, because their interest in learning Chinese has inspired and motivated me to create this resource to meet their learning needs.
Lastly, I would like to thank two OER resources I remixed when creating this book. The first is “Gateway to Chinese“, which most of the dialogues in this textbook were adopted from. To make the resource better meet my students’ learning needs, I made them more authentic, created vocabulary lists, and added grammar explanations and culture facts that go with the dialogues. The other resource I adapted for my introduction chapter is Lin Hong’s “Beginning Chinese.“