Resources on the Web
Please share any links that you find useful for the study of Chinese. If you would like to see a link included here, please pass it along to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Get your system ready for using Chinese resources on the web.
Key Software. Your key to English windows applications. The only Chinese word processor we have found that allows the display of pinyin and Chinese characters at the same time.
IE 5 users can go to any web page displaying Chinese characters (i.e. The People's Daily). Then go to the View Menu and down to Encoding. Choose auto-select and you will prompted to download the required components for reading Chinese (Free).
More links and resources on the subject may be found here, though much of it is not current.
Learning Chinese on the Web
These links may prove helpful in your study of Chinese.
Zhongwen.com is a detailed on-line character dictionary (including geneology), but also includes readings from literature and has an on-line pinyin chat room.
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Art & Literature
China the Beautiful. Classical Chinese Art, Calligraphy, Poetry, History, Literature, Painting and Philosophy.
News & Entertainment
Asia in the News
Some Asian News Sources