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– a fascinating account of written and spoken Chinese which debunks many myths and misconceptions. Essential reading for anyone interested in the Chinese language.

– contains 196,000 entries arranged according to Pinyin alphabetical order. Also includes a large print radical index. Both simplified and traditional characters are shown.

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– an all audio course consisting of a total of 90 half-hour lessons, 30 for each level, on CD or cassette. Effectively teaches you authentic pronunciation and intonation, gives you an understanding of the grammar and teaches you a manageable amount of vocabulary. If you complete all 90 lessons, youll have rougly an intermediate level ability in spoken Mandarin.

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– a good intermediate-level Mandarin Chinese textbook. Each chapter consists of dialogues, reading passages, grammatical explanations and exercises.

– Chinese Levels 1, 2 & 3 includes six language learning CD-ROMS and three bonus discs: an interactive DVD, audio for an iPod or MP3 player.

by Martin H. Manser, Zhu Yuan, Wang Liangbi and Ren Yongchang

by Yip Po-Ching, Don Rimmington, Xiaoming Zhang and Rachel Henson

– phrases are printed in Chinese characters and pinyin romanization throughout.

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– employs the power of music and songs in teaching Chinese to English-speaking people. It demonstrates the usage of Chinese expressions through 40 simple songs and rhymes as well as a number of conversations and stories. Most of the songs and rhymes are familiar Western and Chinese traditional songs, such as O Susanna and Traveler on Camels Back (a Xinjiang folk song). The students will be reading or singing along with the supplemental audio files while following the text on the page. This book not only provides the English annotations and pinyin for the vocabulary, songs and sample sentences, but also points out the sentence structures and shows the students how to apply the language rules.

– a collection of post-1990 short stories in a variety of styles. The text is in simplified characters and there are vocabulary lists and grammar notes.

This dictionary is available in various editions. They differ in the number of entries, size and price. Its worth getting the largest one you can afford.

– Glossikas audiovisual method helps you master comprehension and achieve fluency. Great on its own, or the perfect companion to your ongoing studies.

– an excellent Chinese-English dictionary in traditional characters with character readings in Bopomofo, Gwoyeu Romatzyh and Pinyin. The characters are arranged according to the classical Kangxi radical method and there are also Zhuyin, Gwoyeu Romatzyh and Pinyin indices. The 120,000 entries include examples of usage from many different sources, including Chinese classics, newspapers and colloquial language. Also includes cultural tidbits and information about famous people, events, geographical names, etc.

– a brief introduction to the main characteristics of Chinese, written to be accessible to beginning students as well as anyone with a general interest in Chinese language and culture. Provides a demystifying overview of Chinese from a linguistic, historical and social perspective.

by Chih-ping Chou, Yan Xia and Meow Hui Goh (Editors)

– a good introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Uses pinyin romanization and introduces about 600 basic Chinese characters. Includes a course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural information, together with two cassettes with recordings of some of the dialogues and exercises.

by Yip Po-Ching, Don Rimmington, Xiaoming Zhang and Rachel Henson

– contains discussions which cannot be found in most of the textbooks: detailed and full explanations for vocabularies, grammatical particles, expressions (colloquial and idioms), difference between similar vocabulary (when to use this word and not that word) and more. Most of the vocabulary and expressions are accompanied by humorous pictures to add visual understanding and followed with many example to let the student get the feeling of the words and expressions. The Chinese parts in the book are written in the Chinese simplified characters followed by pinyin ,and the explanations are all in English.

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– an interesting history of the Chinese people through the study of the languages spoken in China. In addition to languages, it also covers all aspects of life in China: politics, economics, poetry, history and so on.

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– Glossikas audiovisual method helps you master comprehension and achieve fluency. Great on its own, or the perfect companion to your ongoing studies.

by Raymond Chang & Margaret Scrogin Chang

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– provides a thorough coverage of the grammar of Modern Chinese. Intended for students with at least an intermediate level knowledge of Chinese.

by Catherine Meek, Mao Yan, E. Henian, Brian Hill

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– an ebook containing short stories in Chinese which cover such topics as humor, culture, habits and letter writing.

– explains how the Chinese language is constructed and written, and its relationship to Chinese culture and history. Does not teach you how to speak or write Chinese.

– a grammar reference for intermediate-level students.

– a textbook for intermediate to advanced-level students of Chinese. The text is divided into two parts: the first section consists of twelve dialogues while the second is a selection of recent newspaper articles about contemporary Chinese society.

– an ebook that reveals the main issues which occupy current Chinese society, as well as topics concerning traditional Chinese culture. Written in Chinese characters followed by pinyin and English.

– an introduction to Chinese grammar designed for those with a basic knowledge of the language.

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– an excellent pocket-sized bilingual dictionary with simplified and traditional characters and pinyin. The Chinese-English part is ordered according to pinyin alphabetical order. The only drawback with this dictionary is the size of the type – very small.

– an introduction to Mandarin Chinese that includes guidance on pronunciation and the all-important tones. This guidance is reinforced by a series of basic phrases, which also introduce basic grammar. Chinese characters are introduced from the very beginning of the book. Further words and phrases are devoted to eating and drinking as this is considered to be the environment in which Westerners are most likely to make their first contact with Chinese culture. The book includes a list of common Chinese words laid out in a logical order that is considered to be easy to look up.

– an introduction to everyday spoken Mandarin Chinese. Uses pinyin romanization throughout. Includes a course book and audio cassettes.

– a good English-Chinese / Chinese-English dictionary. Chinese entries are in simplified characters and pinyin. Traditional characters are shown where they differ from the simplified ones. The Chinese-English part is ordered according to pinyin alphabetical order. There is also an index of radicals. This dictionary is also available on CD-ROM.

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