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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) 

Genre:

Textbook

Author:

Bryan W. Van Norden

Publisher:

Hackett

Language:

English, Chinese

Rights available:

All

AUTHOR BIO:

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.

DESCRIPTION:

In just thirteen brief, accessible chapters, this engaging little book takes "absolute beginners" from the most basic questions about the language (e.g., what does a classical Chinese character look like?) to reading and understanding selections from classical Chinese philosophical texts and Tang dynasty poetry. Additional resources are available on the Classical Chinese for Everyone title support page https://www.hackettpublishing.com/chinese-for-everyone-support

REVIEWS:

"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."                                                                                            ...

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