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Book Shop

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Here’s a collaborative list of books that have helped with our Chinese learning. Among them you’ll find ‘readers’, workbooks aimed at all areas of Chinese learning, including speaking. We have also listed books for learning characters, assisting with grammar ranging from beginners to advanced levels. If you have a book you would like us to add. Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page or email us at support@writtenchinese.com. Enjoy!

 

  • New Practical Chinese Reader Vol. 1 (2nd.Ed.): Textbook (W/MP3) (English and Chinese Edition)
  • Fun with Chinese Characters 1: The Straits Times Collection 1 (English and Chinese Edition)
  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)
  • Reading and Writing Chinese: Third Edition (2,633 Chinese Characters and 5,000+ Compounds)
  • Reading & Writing Chinese: Traditional Character Edition, A Comprehensive Guide to the Chinese Writing System
  • Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition
  • Our Chinese Classroom:Junior 1(with an MP3 disk enclosed) (Chinese Edition)
  • Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student’s Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors
  • Easy Chinese: Basic Text and Workbook – Mandarin, Level 1 (Books & CD-ROM)
  • Chinese Learning Courses: Intensive Elementary Chinese Course A Comprehensive Book 1(Foreign Undergraduate Students Use) (Chinese Edition)
  • A Course in Chinese Colloguial Idioms (English and Chinese Edition)
  • Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters: A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters
  • Chinese with Mike: A Coursebook for Absolute Beginners with Audio CD and 2 DVDs (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Chinese Through Tone & Color (Chinese Edition)
  • Chinese Cursive Script: An Introduction to Handwriting in Chinese (Far Eastern Publications Series)
  • Chinese for Foreigners (CD Included)
  • Remembering Simplified Hanzi: Book 1, How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters
  • Chinese Express: Talk Chinese (With 2 Audio CDs)
  • Mastering Chinese Characters: a Modern Approach
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    HSK Books

  • New HSK Vocabulary Master
  • Stimulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK (HSK Level 1)
  • Stimulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK (HSK Level 2)
  • Stimulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK (HSK Level 3)
  • Stimulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK (HSK Level 4)
  • Stimulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK (HSK Level 5)
  • Stimulated Tests of the New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK (HSK Level 6)
  • New Chinese Proficiency Test HSK Guide: Reading (HSK Level 5)
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    Kindle Reading Books

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Curly Haired Company: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 1, Simplified Chinese Edition
  • The Secret Garden: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 1, Simplified Chinese Edition
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    • Santi Wang

      How to get the book??

      • Hollie Sowden

        Hi Santi, what book did you want to buy?

    • Will Newcomb

      Thanks for the list which I will look at more closely.

      I can recommend another title for beginners:

      “Mastering
      Chinese Characters: a modern approach” by David Su Liqun for 39RMB from
      Taobao, ISBN 9787100103947. Based on the evening courses he has been
      running for many years in London, David Su Liqun introduces 300 basic
      characters giving brief memorable phrases and images to associate with
      the characters as well as diagrams to help the new student write the
      character in the correct order. Includes a CD of the ‘catch phrases’ for
      each character. The author has taught at SOAS (School of Oriental and
      African Studies, London University) for over 20 years where he developed
      his interest in different ways of teaching Chinese as a written
      language.

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