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This book introduces in detail the situation of Chinese language education in American universities from nine aspects – the overall background, historical development, team building and teacher training, textbook compilation, teaching of language elements, classroom teaching, classes of heritage learners, summer and overseas programs, and studies of successful learners. It boasts broad horizons, substantial contents, plentiful materials, and convincing conclusions. Starting with the historical development of each topic, this book tries to put Chinese language education within the framework of China-US relations and Chinese studies, giving a macroscopic as well as microscopic review and interpretation of the topics; while giving priority to practice, the book strives to combine theoretical studies with teaching practice; lessons are drawn from the teaching and research of other foreign languages in the United States. Besides, the interviews with Chinese teaching experts have enriched the perspectives and oral history of the topics in the book.