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This book is an excellent means of practicing reading Mandarin chinese in Traditional characters, but has little to no guidance on grammar, pronunciation, or traditional uses. Read morePublished on April 2 2003 by Edward E. Shumaker
I'm not going to repeat what has already been said but DeFrancis states that this book and volume 2 combined contains 120,000 characters of running text using just 400-500 distinct... Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003 by esseyo
this is one of the few teach-yourself books that you'll actually find yourself following from beginning to end. Read morePublished on July 3 2000 by alistair ross
This Chinese reader was the best I've found on the market. I just jumped right in and feel like I can really get a handle on the language. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2000 by Mia
This book will help you learn Chinese sentences. From basics onward (always using big-size ideograms) you start reading fairly adult sentences and paragraphs. Is it challenging? Read morePublished on July 27 1999 by Evan Stansbury (email@example.com)
The book moves along quite quickly. Within the first 4 lessons(about 10 pages) I was reading simple and basic chinese sentences. Read morePublished on June 8 1999