Developing Chinese (2nd Edition) is a set of nationally planned textbook for higher education during the “Eleventh Five-Year”. Based on the well-designed structure of the first edition, this edition adds more elements in tune with the times. It includes 28 volumes with altogether 34 books. Combining the cultivation of integrated language skills with the training of specific language skills in its compilation, this set of textbooks can be divided into three levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced) and five series (comprehensive, listening, speaking, reading and writing), among which the comprehensive series is the bulk and the others are the accompanying series. The overall purpose is to develop and improve the students’ Chinese language skills, Chinese communication skills, integrated Chinese capabilities as well as enhance their interest and ability in learning Chinese. The Advanced Reading Course (Ⅱ), following Advanced Reading Course (Ⅰ), is suitable for learners who have finished learning the Advanced Reading Course (Ⅰ) or other textbooks at the same level and who have acquired high Chinese proficiency and mastered a vocabulary of 3,500-4,000 common words. This volume emphasizes the up-to-dateness and practicality of the language materials and pays attention to the teaching of knowledge about reading as well as the cultivation of multiple reading skills. With its written (in the broad sense) materials diverse in subjects and practical in content, it can totally improve learners’ reading comprehension in general and the comprehension of paragraphs and discourses in particular.