Encounters is the advanced-level Chinese text series to accompany the popular Interactions and Connections textbooks. Encounters carries over methods and themes developed in those beginning and intermediate texts, with greater emphasis on reading comprehension and real-world texts. The advanced series is divided into four parts, organized by theme: Life and Entertainment; Media and Education; Social Realities; and World, Politics, and Economics. Encounters offers advanced learners a complete set of tools to improve their language skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture and society. Encounters II consists of textbook and workbook for Lessons 11-20. The first 10 lessons appear in the companion set, Encounters I.