There is no better way to learn to read characters than
through reading. Feel free to use the following resources. If you have
trouble viewing Chinese characters, please click
Computing in Chinese. We suggest
that you copy and paste the characters, words and texts into your
Clavis Sinica or a similar
program to study them.
yourself how many characters you know
Most frequently used words in Chinese
Texts in the books we use
Beginners Chinese by Yong Ho,
published by Hippocrene Books in New York.
Intermediate Chinese by Yong
Ho, published by Hippocrene Books in New York.
Readings of a variety of stories (the texts are in traditional
characters, but you can convert them to simplified characters at this site:
Chinese News (in Chinese)
China Times News (in Chinese)
Global Chinese Electronic Daily News
Xia Wen Zhai (in Chinese)
Beijing Spring (in Chinese)
SinaNet News Center (in Chinese)
Sources of Chinese-Language Text Files
is a source of documents written in Chinese, mostly of Chinese literature