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Chinese Cursive Script: An Introduction to Handwriting in Chinese

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Author: Fred Fang-yu Wang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1958)
Binding: Paperback, 282 pages
Summary:
In this useful volume, Fred Fang-yu Wang presents materials designed to help solve an often vexing problem for students of Chinese: how to recognize and write handwritten or cursive-style forms of Chinese characters. Such forms are not usually taught in the regular language programs in schools and colleges. Yet they are constantly used by Chinese in informal communications, notes, letters, manuscripts, diaries, and the like. In fact, Chinese seldom write anything in printed-form characters, since cursive forms are generally employed for daily use. Such forms are as frequently seen in Chinese culture as the handwritten forms seen daily in the Western environment. A person unfamilar with the cursive forms will usually find it difficult to read handwritten Chinese despite a thorough knowledge of the printed form. Thus the value of this book. This book teaches students to recognize the cursive versions of 300 basic, frequently-used characters in Chinese, radical by radical. In doing so, it fills a crucial gap in the bridge between academic learning and real-life competence.
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Chinese Characters for Beginners

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Author: Lo Chiung-yu
Publisher: Panda Media Co. (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 127 pages
Summary:
This best-selling volume is a wonderful introduction to written characters in traditional and simplifi ed forms. Includes writing exercises and pronunciation codes in Hanyu Pinyin and Zhuyin Fuhao for 100 basic characters and 500 words. This book and companion CD-Rom (for PCs only) present a self-learning method that incorporates games and listening comprehension tests. Individually or as a set, these books are a great value and are suitable for children and adults alike.
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Chinese Breakthrough: Learning Chinese through TV and Newspapers

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Author: John Berninghausen, De Bao Xu, Hong Gang Jin
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 447 pages
Summary:
This audio-visual program is designed to allow high-intermediate level students of Chinese to "break through" the initial frustrations and seeming incomprehensibility of Mandarin TV news programs and allow them to increase their comprehension and enjoyment of this important form of mass communication. Based on authentic journalistic Chinese and supported by extensive examples and exercises, this course is appropriate for high school, college, or adult learners in government, business, journalism, and education. Chinese Breakthrough consists of 15 lessons divided into four units: Daily News and Current Affairs, Business and Economic News, Cultural Affairs, and Sports. Lesson content is based on authentic Mainland China television news broadcasts, available on the accompanying video cassette. The audio cassettes provide a separate listening component to the textbook and contain the introduction, vocabulary list, short dialogues, and questions in the textbook. The workbook contains exercises for listening comprehension, language practice, and discussion specifically related to the video broadcasts. An interactive CD-ROM incorporates material found on the audio and video cassettes with the course material in the textbook and workbooks. In simplified and traditional characters with pinyin. All components are sold separately.
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Chinese Before You Know It (Deluxe Edition)

Publisher: Transparent Language, Inc.
Binding: CD-ROM, pages
Summary:
Mandarin Chinese Byki Deluxe will teach you the most important Mandarin Chinese words and phrases on your computer, iPhone, iPod, and any MP3 device! Enjoy an easy, addictive, and lightning-fast 3-step process. Play games, perfect your accent with native speaker sound, test yourself, and take your learning with you on MP3 audio. Know It Forever!
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China Scene: An Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course

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Author: James Hargett, De Bao Xu, Hong Gang Jin
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 736 pages
Summary:
"This multimedia course provides third- and fourth-year students with a rigorous and engaging presentation of modern Chinese in action. Through sixteen scripts of original television broadcasts from China, students learn about recent social, economic, and cultural changes in Chinese society. China Scene’s DVD and audio CD recordings present authentic television news reports and features from mainland China, allowing students to hear and see for themselves how the television texts they are reading and translating appear in life. The textbook includes written transcripts of each television broadcast, plus related dialogues, vocabulary, language notes, cultural notes, and exercises. Texts are in simplified and traditional characters on facing pages."
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Chengo Chinese: Textbook 1

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Author: editor Liu Songhao
Publisher: Higher Education Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 137 pages
Summary:
As the product of US-China E-language learning system, the textbook includes 8 episodes written in Chinese, pinyin and English, suitable for 12-18 years old beginners. Each episode includes text, vocabulary, notes, Chinese characters, culture notes and situation discovery. With colored illustrations and photos.
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Character Text for Chinese Dialogues

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Author: Claudia Ross
Publisher: Yale University Press (1966)
Binding: Paperback, pages
Summary:
Students and teachers using Fred Wang's romanized text, Chinese Dialogues, are here provided with a parallel character version which presents the dialogues of each lesson in traditional character format. To suit the needs of beginners, characters are hand-written in large size. Characters used in the text are overwhelmingly common-use characters very useful for elementary training in reading Chinese.
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Business Chinese

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Author: Songren Cui, Jiaying Howard, Tsengtseng Chang
Publisher: The Chinese University Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 311 pages
Summary:
"The book aims to develop competence in advanced Chinese particularly on business content. In contrast to the normal practice that language is taught in isolation from substantive content, Business Chinese presents the language in both content and context—the language and content is firmly context embedded. When using the book, learners need to integrate their language skills and content knowledge to accomplish the learning tasks. To keep abreast of the real business world, all the texts and exercises are authentic materials coming from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. With the learners’ communication need in mind, the book integrates the oral language (listening and speaking) with the written language (reading and writing). Business Chinese is a practical guide for those who aspire to Chinese language and China business."
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Beginner's Chinese with 2 Audio CDs

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Author: Yong Ho
Publisher: Hippocrene Books (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 173 pages
Summary:
This introduction to Mandarin Chinese is designed for those with little or no prior experience in the language.  The 10 lessons use dialogues to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, and the written language. Exercises reinforce the material covered in the dialogues, and each lesson ends with a "Cultural Insights" section that offers a deeper view into the Chinese people and their daily life.  Upon completion of the course, the student will have learned 90 basic sentence patterns, 300 written characters, and numerous communicative skills.  This popular instruction guide now comes with 2 audio CDs that cover each lesson and offer an extensive introduction to the Pinyin dialect.
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Basic Conversational Chinese

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Author: Zheng Guoxiong
Publisher: Blcup (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 248 pages
Summary:
This series of books consists of 16 lessons altogether. The eight lessons in Volume One practices expressions for daily communication with the situation as the outline; the other eight lessons in Volume Two develop students’oral communication abilities with the topics as the outline. The accompanying 3 tapes are sold independently.
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