Remembering Simplified Hanzi

Author: James W. Heisig
Size: 28.10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the Chinese writing system.

Remembering Traditional Hanzi

Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Size: 78.18 MB
Format: PDF
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Adds another 1,500 characters to a comprehensive study of the meaning and writing of Chinese characters.

Teaching English Reading In The Chinese Speaking World

Author: Clay Williams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811006431
Size: 62.58 MB
Format: PDF
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This book investigates inherent, structural differences in the Chinese and English writing systems which predispose learners from childhood to develop specific literacy-learning strategies, which can impair later efforts at learning foreign language literacy if the foreign language script varies significantly from the native language script. It compares educational practices and philosophies in Chinese and English-speaking classrooms, and examines the psychological underpinnings of these literacy learning strategies. This book presents psychometric testing of adult reading strategy defaults and examines case study data, revealing that Chinese students are susceptible to misapplying Chinese character-level processing strategies to English word identification tasks, which decreases reading efficiency, and ultimately can lead to learning failure. Finally, a new educational framework is proposed for teaching beginning language-specific word identification and literacy-learning skills to learners whose first language script varies significantly from that of the target language.

Modern China

Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696263
Size: 20.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Providing an indispensable resource for students, educators, businessmen, and officials investigating the transformative experience of modern China, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the culture, institutions, traditions, and international relations that have shaped today's China. • Covers contemporary Chinese politics, economy, geography, law, education, culture, and history, providing readers with a breadth of insights into modern China and its people • Addresses a variety of current issues such as pollution, corruption, human trafficking, human rights, civil liberties, and the one-child policy • Contains accessible information ideal for high school and college-level students, grade school teachers, and any readers interested in the general topics of Asia and China

Mandarin Chinese Characters Made Easy

Author: Michael L. Kluemper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917208
Size: 77.18 MB
Format: PDF
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This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. Learning the basic characters used to write even simple Chinese sentences can be a long and arduous process. Chinese Characters Made Easy makes the learning process fun and easy by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a new mnemonic approach that associates each character with a memorable visual and verbal clue—making memorization easy. The character for person, for example, is superimposed over a sketch of a man representing "a person standing on two legs"—drawing the reader's attention to the distinctive shape of the character and associating the sketch with the character's meaning. The Chinese characters are presented in groups or clusters all sharing common elements and meanings, for context and ease of identification. These groups of characters all share common root symbols known as radicals, or relate to a particular theme or topic such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. Key features of Chinese Characters Made Easy include: An introduction to the history and structure of the Chinese writing system 1,000 characters and over 3,000 words for beginning learners of Chinese This Chinese character book's visual approach is a powerful learning tool. It can be used by serious students and is entertaining and useful to general readers who are curious about how the Chinese writing system works and how it developed.

Planning Chinese Characters

Author: Shouhui Zhao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387485767
Size: 58.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents the most comprehensive synthesis and analysis of major developments in reforming programs in modernizing the Chinese writing system. It traces the language policy and planning related developments for Chinese characters, with particular emphasis on post-1950 period in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the more recent challenges that technology, and particularly the World Wide Web, have posed for the language.

My Birthday

Author: Hsk Academy
ISBN: 9781546393917
Size: 29.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In "My Birthday", follow the adventures of a warm family throughout a very special day. Have fun with them! This story is written with the 300 words required to pass the Chinese proficiency HSK test of level 2. You will not be exposed to extra vocabulary unnecessary for your level.This book is one of the original HSK-based graded readers developed by HSK Academy, which are bilingual entertaining stories written in simplified Chinese, pinyin and English for each line of text. At the end of the book, the whole story is offered in hanzi, then pinyin, then in English so that you can practice what you have just read and learnt. Designed at the same time for learners of Chinese and candidates to the HSK tests, lavishly illustrated, short enough to be wholly read and easily remembered, this book offers a new way to read for pleasure and develop real fluency, while focusing on the words that matter. Learn Chinese smarter with HSK Academy (more at