CLASSICAL CHINESE FOR EVERYONE
A Guide for Absolute Beginners
Movie trailer for the 1960 sci-fi movie 12 to the Moon (referenced in the Classical Chinese for Everyone Introduction)
Bryan W. Van Norden
Bryan Van Norden is Chair Professor in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University (China) and James Monroe Taylor Chair of Philosophy at Vassar College (USA). He is author, editor, or translator of ten books on Chinese and comparative philosophy.
"An outstanding introduction to reading classical Chinese. Van Norden does a wonderful job of clearly explaining the basics of classical Chinese, and he carefully takes the reader through beautifully chosen examples from the textual tradition. An invaluable work." ...