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Top 75 books for learning Chinese E-mail
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Written by ChinaOnSite
Mandarin Chinese isn't a very complex language, in real life, if you have Chinese-speaking friends then you can practise with them or there are a numerous online Mandarin schools exist for helping improve your Chinese. But the most important is that you need to be practiced daily with your Chinese learning books, it is the most convenient way to learn Chinese.

First, you may think that Chinese is difficult to learn, but once you try to understand it, you will embrace it and it will be now easy for you to cope up with it. There are plenty of books and multi-media materials for learning Mandarin Chinese. You can find out what is the best for becoming your Mandarin Chinese learning resources. The following are some top selling books for studying and learning Chinese language in Amazon.

1. Chinese Characters : A Genealogy & Dictionary ~

► Rick Harbaugh(Editor) / Far Eastern Publications / December 1998
► Our Price: $10.36 ~ Read more about this title...

  2. Read and Write Chinese : A Simplified Guide to the Chinese Characters ~

► Rita Mei-Wah Choy / China West Books / June 1990
► Our Price: $12.00 ~ Read more about this title...

  3. Beginner's Chinese ~

► Yong Ho / Hippocrene Books / December 1997 ~ Read more about this title...

4. Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Language Survival Kit) ~

► Chris Taylor / Lonely Planet / July 1996
► Our Price: $4.76 ~ Read more about this title...

5. Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary ~

► A. P. Cowie(Editor), et al / Oxford Univ Pr (Trade) / August 1994
► Our Price: $10.36 ~ Read more about this title...

6. Learn to Write Chinese Characters (Yale Language Series) ~

► Johan Bjorksten / Yale Univ Pr / October 1994
► Our Price: $13.60 ~ Read more about this title...

7. Chinese at a Glance : Phrase Book and Dictionary for Travelers ~

► Scott D. Seligman, I-Chuan Chen / Barrons Educational Series / April 1986
► Our Price: $6.36 ~ Read more about this title...

8. ABC Chinese-English Dictionary : Alphabetically Based Computerized ~

► John Defrancis(Editor) / Univ of Hawaii Pr / November 1996
► Our Price: $22.40 ~ Read more about this title...

9. What Character is That; An Easy-Access Dictionary of 5,000 Chinese Characters ~

► Gam Go, Go Ping-Gam / Simplex Publications / November 1997
► Our Price: $15.96 ~ Read more about this title...

10. Analysis of Chinese Characters ~

► George Durand Wilder, J. H. Ingram / Dover Pubns / July 1987
► Our Price: $9.56 ~ Read more about this title...

11. Understanding Chinese : A Guide to the Usage of Chinese Characters ~

► Rita Mei-Wah Choy / China West Books / September 1989
► Our Price: $12.76 ~ Read more about this title...

12. The New Oxford Picture Dictionary/English-Chinese Edition ~

► Sergio Gaitan(Translator), et al / Oxford Univ Press / December 1995
► Our Price: $9.95 Read more about this title...

13. Mandarin Chinese : A Rough Guide Phrasebook (Rough Guide Phrasebook Series) ~

► Lexus(Compiler) / Rough Guides / May 1997
► Our Price: $4.80 ~ Read more about this title...

14. Colloquial Cantonese; A Complete Language Course/With CDs ~

► Gregory James, Keith S. T. Tong (Contributor) / Routledge / March 1997
► Our Price: $31.99 ~ Read more about this title...

15. How To Grasp The Bird's Tail If You Don't Speak Chinese : A light-hearted look at meaning in Taijii ~

► Jane Schorre, Margaret Chang (Illustrator) / Arts of China Seminars. / December 1997
► Our Price: $19.95 Read more about this title...

16. Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Language Survival Kit) ~

► Kam Lau / Lonely Planet / October 1995
► Our Price: $4.76 ~ Read more about this title...

17. Beginner's Chinese : An Easy Introduction (Teach Yourself) ~

► Elizabeth Scurfield, et al / Teach Yourself / May 1997
► Our Price: $7.96 ~ Read more about this title...

18. English-Chinese (Pinyin) Pocket Dictionary ~

► Wu Zhaoyi(Compiler), et al / Hippocrene Books / January 1997
► Our Price: $15.96 ~ Read more about this title...

19. Chinese Characters ~

► L. Wieger, L. Davrout (Translator) / Dover Pubns / June 1965
► Our Price: $15.16 ~ Read more about this title...

20. Barron's Learn Chinese : Hanyu : The Fast and Fun Way ~

► Lifei Ji / Barrons Educational Audio / April 1998
► Our Price: $31.96 ~ Read more about this title...

21. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar ~

► Edwin G. Pulleyblank / Univ of British Columbia / January 1998
► Our Price: $19.20 ~ Read more about this title...

22. A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine ~

► Nigel Wiseman, Ye Feng / Paradigm Pubns / June 1998
► Our Price: $87.50 ~ Read more about this title...

23. Mathews' Chinese-English Dictionary ~

► Robert Henry Mathews / Harvard Univ Pr / June 1975
► Our Price: $39.50 Read more about this title...

24. A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols : Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought ~

► Wolfram Eberhard / Routledge Kegan & Paul / August 1988
► Our Price: $15.99 ~ Read more about this title...

25. A Practical English-Chinese Pronouncing Dictionary ~

► Janey Chen, Ena G. Simms / Charles E Tuttle Co / September 1992
► Our Price: $15.96 ~ Read more about this title...

26. I Can Read That : A Traveler's Introduction to Chinese Characters ~

► Julie M. Sussman / China Books & Periodicals / December 1994
► Our Price: $8.95 Read more about this title...

27. Basic Chinese Vocabulary : A Handy Reference of Everyday Words Arranged by Topics ~

► Jerome P. Hu(Editor), Stephen C. Lee (Editor) / Passport Books / October 1991
► Our Price: $10.36 ~ Read more about this title...

28. The Chinese Language : Fact and Fantasy ~

► John Defrancis / Univ of Hawaii Pr / June 1986
► Our Price: $15.00 Read more about this title...

29. Dictionary of 1000 Chinese Proverbs With English Equivalents ~

► Marjorie Lin(Editor), et al / Hippocrene Books / December 1998
► Our Price: $9.56 ~ Read more about this title...

30. Cantonese : A Complete Course for Beginners (Teach Yourself Series) ~

► Hugh D. R. Baker, et al / Teach Yourself / April 1996
► Our Price: $11.96 ~ Read more about this title...

31. 201 Chinese Verbs : Compounds and Phrases for Everyday Usage ~

► Eugene Ching, Nora Ching (Contributor) / Barrons Educational Series / December 1977
► Our Price: $11.96 ~ Read more about this title...

32. Far East Chinese-English Dictionary ~

► / Cheng & Tsui / June 1992
► Our Price: $32.20 Read more about this title...

33. The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary ~

► Jingrong Wu(Editor), Beijing Institute / John Wiley & Sons / March 1982
► Our Price: $59.95 Read more about this title...

34. Bbc Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book (Bbc Phrase Book Series) ~

► Kan Qian / NTC Publishing Group / September 1996
► Our Price: $4.76 ~ Read more about this title...

35. A Trip to China : Intermediate Reader of Modern Chinese : Text, Vocabulary Grammar etc. ~

► Chih-P'Ing Chou, Der-Lin Chao (Contributor) / Princeton Univ Pr / August 1996
► Our Price: $31.60 ~ Read more about this title...

36. Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day ~

► Kristine K. Kershul / Bilingual Books / May 1999
► Our Price: $14.36 ~ Read more about this title...

37. Colloquial Chinese; A Complete Language Course/With CDs ~

► Ken Qian / Routledge / March 1997
► Our Price: $31.99 ~ Read more about this title...

38. Beginning Chinese Reader (Part I) ~

► John De Francis, John DeFrancis / Yale Univ Pr / December 1977
► Our Price: $30.00 Read more about this title...

39. Beginning Chinese ~

► John De Francis, et al / Yale Univ Pr / November 1976
► Our Price: $30.00 Read more about this title...

40. Learn Chinese the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's Fast and Fun Way Language Series) ~

► Lifei Ji / Barrons Educational Series / September 1997
► Our Price: $11.96 ~ Read more about this title...

41. Practical Chinese Reader I ~

► / China Books & Periodicals / December 1981
► Our Price: $29.80 Read more about this title...

42. ABC Chinese-English Dictionary : Alphabetically Based Computerized ~

► John Defrancis(Editor), et al / Univ of Hawaii Pr / January 1999
► Our Price: $14.40 ~ Read more about this title...

43. The Oxford-Duden Pictorial Chinese & English Dictionary ~

► / Oxford Univ Pr (Trade) / March 1995
► Our Price: $17.56 ~ Read more about this title...

44. Ntc's Dictionary of China's Cultural Code Words (National Textbook Language Dictionaries,) ~

► Boye Lafayette De Mente / Natl Textbook Co Trade / July 1995
► Our Price: $12.57 ~ Read more about this title...

45. Basic Chinese : A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge Grammars) ~

► Yip Po-Ching, et al / Routledge / November 1998
► Our Price: $21.99 Read more about this title...

46. Oxford Chinese for Business : A Dictionary of Business Terms ~

► / Oxford Univ Pr (Trade) / July 1998
► Our Price: $7.16 ~ Read more about this title...

47. Business Chinese Dictionary English-Chinese ~

► Chen Qingbai, P. H. Collin / Independent Publishers Group / January 1997
► Our Price: $34.97 ~ Read more about this title...

48. Colloquial Chinese : A Complete Language Course (Colloquial Series) (paperback plus 2 cassettes) ~

► Qian Kan, Ken Qian / Routledge / September 1995
► Our Price: $31.99 ~ Read more about this title...

49. Chinese Radicals (Peng's Chinese Treasury Series) ~

► Tan Huay Peng / Heian Intl Pub Co / June 1987
► Our Price: $4.76 ~ Read more about this title...

50. Intermediate Chinese : A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge Grammars) ~

► Yip Po-Ching, et al / Routledge / December 1998
► Our Price: $21.99 Read more about this title...

51. Beginning Chinese Reader (Part II) ~

► John De Francis, John DeFrancis / Yale Univ Pr / September 1977
► Our Price: $30.00 Read more about this title...

52. Character Text for Beginning Chinese ~

► John De Francis, John DeFrancis / Yale Univ Pr / June 1976
► Our Price: $30.00 Read more about this title...

53. Longman English Chinese Photo Dictionary : Hanyu Pinyin Edition ~

► Marilyn S. Rosenthal, Daniel B. Freeman (Contributor) / Addison-Wesley Pub Co / September 1996
► Our Price: $12.76 ~ Read more about this title...

54. Colloquial Chinese ~

► Ping-Cheng T'Ung, et al / Routledge Kegan & Paul / June 1988
► Our Price: $17.99 Read more about this title...

55. Far East Chinese-English Dictionary (small print) ~

► / Cheng & Tsui / June 1992
► Our Price: $18.70 Read more about this title...

56. Chinese Primer : Character Text ~

► Ta-Tuan Ch'En, et al / Princeton Univ Pr / August 1994
► Our Price: $15.50 Read more about this title...

57. EASY CHINESE PHRASEBOOK & DICTIONARY, PAPER ~

► Wendy Tung, et al / NTC/Contemporary Publishing
► Our Price: $10.36 ~ Read more about this title...

58. Oh, China! : Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners ~

► Chih-P'Ing Chou, et al / Princeton Univ Pr / January 1998
► Our Price: $39.50 Read more about this title...

59. Living Language Conversational English for Chinese Speakers/Audio Cassettes ~

► A. Penruddocke / Crown Audio Cassettes / October 1994
► Our Price: $20.00 ~ Read more about this title...

60. Chinese (Teach Yourself) ~

► Elizabeth Scurfield / NTC Publishing Group / August 1992
► Our Price: $14.36 ~ Read more about this title...

61. Dictionary of Chinese Classifiers, With English Equivalents ~

► / Heian Intl Pub Co / December 1989
► Our Price: $5.56 ~ Read more about this title...

62. Modern Chinese : A Second Course ~

► Peking University Faculty, Harvard Dept Of East Asian Langu (Illustrator) / Dover Pubns / September 1981
► Our Price: $10.36 ~ Read more about this title...

63. The Oxford Picture Dictionary : English/Chinese ~

► Norma Shapiro, et al / Oxford Univ Press / February 1998
► Our Price: $12.95 Read more about this title...

64. Word by Word Picture Dictionary : English/Chinese Edition ~

► Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss (Contributor) / Prentice Hall College Div / December 1996
► Our Price: $15.00 Read more about this title...

65. A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms: With Sanskrit and English Equivalents ~

► William Edward Soothill(Compiler), Lewis Hodous (Compiler) / Curzon Press / October 1995
► Our Price: $125.00 Read more about this title...

66. Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book (Berlitz Phrase Books) ~

► / Berlitz Travel Guide / September 1998
► Our Price: $6.36 ~ Read more about this title...

67. Cantonese : A Comprehensive Grammar ~

► Stephen Matthews, et al / Routledge / December 1994
► Our Price: $32.99 Read more about this title...

68. Passport to Chinese; The 100 Most Commonly Used Chinese Characters ~

► Lin Shan / Heian International Inc / June 1998
► Our Price: $11.96 ~ Read more about this title...

69. Chinese-English Dictionary : Cantonese in Yale Romanization, Mandarin in Pinyin ~

► Chik Hon Man(Editor) / Coronet Books / December 1989
► Our Price: $42.50 Read more about this title...

70. Far East Chinese-English Dictionary (Large Print) ~

► Shi-Chiu Liang / Cheng & Tsui / June 1992
► Our Price: $71.30 Read more about this title...

71. Pengs Chinese Treasury Simplified Chinese Characters ~

► Tan Huay Peng / Heian Intl Pub Co / April 1987
► Our Price: $4.76 ~ Read more about this title...

72. Chinese in Plain English ~

► Boye Lafayette De Mente / Passport Books / April 1995
► Our Price: $7.96 ~ Read more about this title...

73. China's Peril and Promise : An Advanced Reader : Text, Vocabulary and Grammar Notes ~

► Chih-P'Ing Chou, et al / Princeton Univ Pr / August 1996
► Our Price: $44.00 Read more about this title...

74. Practical Chinese Reader II ~

► / China Books & Periodicals / December 1981
► Our Price: $25.50 Read more about this title...

75. Instant Chinese Phrase Cards ~

► Na / Langenscheidt Publishing Group / April 1995
► Our Price: $15.92 ~ Read more about this title...
Thanks to China-on-site for this amazing list!

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