The Chinese language is perhaps China's greatest treasure.
Continual usage over thousands of years has given it a unique richness and has enabled ancient traditions to be passed on through the generations in written form.
NOTE : Due to the lack of suitable fonts in standard browsers the 'pinyin' tone marks are not normally shown on this web site.
|Introduction||Information about Chinese and help on starting to learn the Chinese language.|
|Basic Chinese||Start learning the basics online.|
|Chinese tones||Introducing the important tones for vowel sounds.|
|Proverbs||Chinese literature is littered with proverbs and phrases taken from writers over the ages.|
|Poetry||An introductuion to the appreciation of Chinese Poetry.|
|Qu Yuan||The father of Chinese Poetry.|
|Pinyin and Wade-Giles||A reference guide to the schemes used for the phonetic spelling of Chinese characters|
|Modern Chinese||One of the achievements of the P.R.C. was a thorough update of the written language and the introduction of pinyin.|
|Families||The names of close family numbers and how Chinese people are given names|
|Women||How women are represented in the language.|
|Religious Concepts||A study of the derivation of Chinese characters used in a religious context.|
Tang dynasty hand-written copy of the Analects of Confucius with Glossary by Zheng Xuan. The earliest copy known dating from 710AD.
Chinese Chinese ➚
A variety of topics including history, poems, idioms and calligraphy.|
China the beautiful ➚ Celebrates 5,000 years of Chinese culture with introduction to poetry, calligraphy, painting, chinese characters, literature, painting and philosophy. Some information in Chinese. Lots of cultural information and includes an English-Chinese online dictionary..
Chinese language and culture forum ➚ Discuss topics of the day with a large online community worldwide. Wide selections of topics from language to politics..
Learning Chinese ➚ A directory of useful resources for learning the Chinese language.
Learn Chinese with Clavis Sinica ➚ Advanced computer program for learning the Chinese language.
Online Tutor ➚ A host of links and pages covering learning Chinese online.
Chinese Language Tools ➚ A set of pages about the Chinese langauage.
Learn Chinese at your own pace ➚ Free online Chinese introductory course.
Sinophilia ➚ Lots of general information about language, culture, art, religions and especially Daoism.
Chinese Characters ➚ A thorough and authoritative source of information about Chinese writing.
China Today ➚ Large amount of news about all aspects of life in China. [China]
Find a Chinese language teacher ➚ Locate a teacher of the Chinese language conveniently close to you.
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