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read chinese: A Beginning Text in the Chinese character
read chinese A Beginning Text in the Chinese character Author:fangyu wang This is the first book in Wang's series of readers. It teaches 300 frequently used characters in various combinations and reinforces them through repetition. By the end of this book, you will actually remember all the characters (unlike the Practical Chinese Reader series) and you will be able to continue to the more advanced books in the series... more ». There is also a supplementary reader published by Yale titled "The Lady in the Painting" (ISBN: 0887100430). This is a full 90-page story which uses the 300 characters from this book. The other two books in this series also have corresponding readers. If you start here, you will have an excellent foundation in written Chinese with the option of progressing to higher levels of proficiency.
Note: This book uses traditional characters and Yale romanization. Yale romanization is very easy to read if you can already read Pinyin.« less