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Remembering Simplified Hanzi: Book 1, How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters

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Author: Timothy W. Richardson, James W. Heisig
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 432 pages
Summary:
At long last the approach that has helped thousands of learners memorize Japanese kanji has been adapted to help students with Chinese characters. Book 1 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the simplified Chinese writing system, plus another 500 that are best learned at an early stage. (Book 2 adds another 1,500 characters for a total of 3,000.) Of critical importance to the approach found in these pages is the systematic arranging of characters in an order best suited to memorization. In the Chinese writing system, strokes and simple components are nested within relatively simple characters, which can, in turn, serve as parts of more complicated characters and so on. Taking advantage of this allows a logical ordering, making it possible for students to approach most new characters with prior knowledge that can greatly facilitate the learning process. Guidance and detailed instructions are provided along the way. Students are taught to employ "imaginative memory" to associate each character’s component parts, or "primitive elements," with one another and with a key word that has been carefully selected to represent an important meaning of the character. This is accomplished through the creation of a "story" that engagingly ties the primitive elements and key word together. In this way, the collections of dots, strokes, and components that make up the characters are associated in memorable fashion, dramatically shortening the time required for learning and helping to prevent characters from slipping out of memory.
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Difficult Characters Interdisciplinary Studies of Chinese and Japanese Writing

Author: Mary S. Erbaugh
Publisher: Ohio State Univ Foreign Language
Binding: Paperback, 285pages
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Mary S. Erbaugh has compiled this volume to examine the so-called "ideographic myth" from a variety of perspectives. Through this multidisciplinary collection of articles, we learn how the myth has come about, what sort of theory and empirical evidence have been generated to refute it, and how this myth has stubbornly persisted to hamper progress in a number of scholarly areas. But perhaps most importantly, this volume presents in a detailed manner how different academic disciplines go about analyzing historical and empirical data in order to arrive at new knowledge.
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Setting the Stage for Chines Level 2

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Author: Yuanchao Meng
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
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Many students learn by doing, and with Setting the Stage for Chinese, students of all ages will be singing, shouting and laughing as they learn Chinese. By combining language learning with theater performance, this innovative series of bilingual plays introduces students to Chinese language and culture as they read each story, memorize their roles and perform on stage. Designed for intermediate to advanced students of Chinese, Level 2 of this series includes adaptations of China's fairy tales and favorite holiday stories such as "Lantern Festival," "Five Brothers" and "Cowherd and Weaver Girl." Contemporary dialogues, rhymes and songs are woven into the scripts, making the language come alive for the stage. Both performers and their parents in the audience will remember these plays for years to come.
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Discussing Everything Chinese (Traditional Characters): A Comprehensive Textbook In Advanced Chinese

Author: Tengli Li
Binding: Paperback, 270pages
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Ideal for upper-intermediate and advanced Chinese students.Used at Yale and many other universities. Free access to listening exercises & audio-visual materials at www.MyChineseClass.com. Ch5: Business activities in China, Ch6: Chinese movies, Ch7: The development of modern Chinese literature and culture, Ch8: Chinese news.In traditional characters.
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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (Kindle Edition)

Publisher: T & F Books UK
Binding: Kindle Edition, 184pages
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It is extremely well and clearly presented - Forum for Modern Language Studies ‘I have used most of the Chinese grammars out there. This is far and away the best. The entire series is outstanding. Why? Because its totally practical without getting stuck in grammatical obscurities. It reflects the actual, contemporary use of the language as it is used by ordinary, educated speakers.’ - Harold Goodman, author of the Michel Thomas courses
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Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 2

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Author: Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 191 pages
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Level 1, Part 2 continues the first year of study in Integrated Chinese, helping learners build solid communicative skills as they discuss everyday topics such as food, sports, travel, going to a party, and renting an apartment. Pinyin texts appear at the end of each lesson, encouraging students to begin reading characters alone. In total, Level 1, Part 2 introduces 350 more characters.
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New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 4

Binding: paperback, 153pages
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This compilation of the New Practical Chinese Reader is organized by the China National office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL). Now available in four volumes, this series features a total of 50 lessons. It includes vocabulary, grammar, drills and text grouped around the following topics: courtship, the role of men and women in society, career objectives, traditions of the Spring Festival, the writings of Lu Xun, bargaining for discounts, interviewing for a job, part-time work, family planning in China, visiting a traditional Chinese doctor, and China’s launch of the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft. These textbooks have been widely used by students in North America, Australia and Europe. The fifth and sixth volumes of the series will be published later this year. Text in simplified Chinese characters.
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New Practical Chinese Reader vol.1 Textbook with DVD Video

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Author: Liu Xun
Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture Univ Pr (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 242 pages
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MasterChinese offers an interactive online tool to train Chinese language. Classes are tailored to students needs at any time, anywhere. We offer basic conversation in Chinese, HSK test preparation, and more for group/individual. MasterChinese provides 1-on-1, live, face-to-face online lessons with professional native teachers from China. With our whiteboard, students can see what teachers write, point, draw, circles, etc in real time as if they were in the same classroom. Likewise, the teachers can see the students work in the whiteboard.
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Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 (Traditional & Simplified Character) Character Workbook

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Author: Xiaojun Wang, Jeffrey J. Hayden, Yaohua Shi, Liangyan Ge, Yea-fen Chen, Nyan-ping Bi, Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
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The Character Workbooks are designed to help the student learn Chinese characters in their correct stroke order. In the Level 1 workbooks, stroke order for each new character is displayed, along with its pinyin pronunciation and English translation. Character boxes allow students to practice writing the characters. The Level 2 Character workbook, in addition to stroke order, presents example sentences to illustrate word usage in context. The Level 2 Character workbook includes both simplified and traditional character forms. Four useful appendices are included in the Level 2 Character workbook: A list of proper nouns and measure words; an English-Chinese glossary that includes all vocabulary in Levels 1 and 2; a Chinese character index that lists all characters appearing in Levels 1 and 2; and the simplified-form example sentences that appear in traditional characters throughout the bookÂ’s text.
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Beginning Chinese: Second Revised Edition (Yale Language Series)

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The features of this introductory text for learning the Chinese language include: -Pinyin romanization -Vocabulary of 600 items -Pronunciation drills, dialogues, sentence-building exercises, pattern drills, substitution tables, games and other learning aids, memorization exercises, and a combined glossary-index -No characters are used
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