Thomas O. Höllmann explains the development of the Chinese writing system and its importance in literature, religion, art, and other aspects of culture. Spanning epigraphs and oracle bones to writing and texting, Chinese Script is a wide-ranging introduction to the complexity and beauty of written text and calligraphy in the Chinese world.
This unique practice guide can be used with any Chinese textbook or on its own to enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials offers a wealth of carefully-designed exercises and activities to help you develop every aspect of your reading and writing ability: Character writing practice sheets, character identification and sentence punctuation exercises.
[v. 1]: cd 1. Pronunciation ; Four tones, finals and initials -- cd 2. Common expressions ; Greetings ; Introductions -- cd 3. Numbers ; Time, date -- cd 4. Weather ; Families ; Hobbies ; Jobs.
[v. 2]: cd 5. Making friends ; Schooling ; Banking -- cd 6. Making phone calls ; Scheduling appointments -- cd 7. Shopping and bargaining ; Dining and Chinese food -- cd 8. Directions ; Traffic ; Traveling.