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Oct 11, 2007

Useful Chinese Links

Chinese links

Chinese script, Free Chinese fonts, Writing Chinese, Chinese computing, Chinese radio, Chinese newspapers, Chinese dictionaries, Chinese translation, Chinese courses, Chinese names, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese computing, Chinese philosophy, Chinese forums, Miscellaneous

Chinese script

中国文字研究与应用中心 (Center for the Study of Chinese Characters and Their Applications)

A history of written Chinese

Information about and articles on Chinese characters and the Chinese script

Pinyin/Zhuyin Converter - converts Chinese characters to pinyin or zhuyin

Free Chinese fonts

Chinese Translation
Chinese Translation
Our Price:$10.00

Writing Chinese

Writing Chinese Characters - and how to count the strokes

Animated Chinese characters - shows you how to write individual characters

Videos showing you how to write Chinese characters stroke by stroke

Online Chinese radio

China Radio International - in Mandarin and many other languages

Beijing Music Radio (北京音乐台) - in Mandarin

Radio Shanghai (上海人民广播电台) - in Mandarin

Radio Taiwan International (中央廣播電台) - in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, Cantonese and various other languages):

BCC (中國廣播電台) - in Mandarin, Taiwanese and Hakka

Voice of Taipei (台北之聲) - in Mandarin and Taiwanese

RTHK (香港電台) - in Cantonese

BBC World Service - in Mandarin and Cantonese

Radio Free Asia - in Mandarin and Cantonese

Melody Studio - Chinese, Taiwanese and Cantonese music

Online Chinese newspapers


People's Daily (人民日报)


China Times (中時電子報)

Hong Kong

Ming Pao News (明報新聞網)

Apple Daily (蘋果日報)


Lianhe Zaobao (联合早报)

Online Chinese dictionaries

Picture-based Chinese character/word dictionary

Speaking Chinese English Dictionaries

Chinese Electronic talking dictionaries

Chinese language resources - information, dictionaries, etc

Online Cantonese dictionary

Online Shanghainese/Wu dictionaries

Online Taiwanese dictionary

Photo dictionary of rare Chinese characters (with explanations in Japanese)

Online Chinese translation

Online translation from English into Chinese (Simplified & Traditional) of websites and text:

Online Chinese courses/lessons



Mandarin phrases (some with audio)



Basic lessons in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Shanghainese and Hakka

China Online - inlcudes articles, phrases and information about Chinese languages

Online resources for learning Mandarin

HyperChina - an interactive Mandarin Chinese course on CD-ROM

Chinese Phrases for Travellers (with audio)

Chinese Writing Master - software that helps you learn how to write Chinese characters

Early Learning - Chinese: Free printable bilingual (English- Mandarin Chinese) materials and tips for parents, homeschoolers, caregivers, daycare/child-care providers, babysitters, or anyone who works with young children who are learning chinese/english

Chinese names

Your name in Chinese

Chinese Seals

A guide to the hundred most common Chinese surnames

An introduction to Chinese names and other interesting facts about Chinese language and culture:

Chinese calligraphy, translation and design - get your name in beautiful Chinese calligraphy:

Chinese calligraphy

Chinese computing

The Complete Guide to Chinese Computing

An introduction to Chinese Input Methods

The Cangjie Input Method

InputKing - a program for inputting Chinese text online

Guide to reading Chinese on the internet

Beautiful Chinese wallpaper for your computer

SIMO - enables you to input Chinese through browsers

Chinese philosophy

The Daodejing (Tao-te-ching) by Laozi (Lao-tzu) in Chinese and English

Chinese Text Project - texts of ancient Chinese philosophy online

Chinese forums


Chinese Tools - online tools to learn chinese or build chinese websites. Includes annotation tools, dictionaries, and converters for pinyin, unicode, traditional and simplified chinese:

Chinesesavvy - a variety of resources for students of Chinese, including an online dictionary, articles on Chinese culture and history, forums, etc/

Interesting Chinese - information about Chinese language, history and culture

Free Chinese New Year E-cards

Convert Chinese characters to Unicode

This tool will convert Chinese characters (and just about everything else, including Japanese hiragana, katakana, and kanji; tonal Hanyu Pinyin; and Cyrillic script) into the decimal (not hex) form of Unicode numerical character references (NCRs). These NCRs can then be used in Web pages, with greater ease than the Chinese characters themselves for those whose operating systems or other software don't handle double-byte text well.

For example, 台北, the characters for "Taipei" (Táiběi), can also be written as 台北. For this to work, the "charset" of the Web page should be set to Unicode:
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

It's generally better, however, to use the characters themselves rather than their Unicode NCRs in cases where a Web page has a lot of Chinese text, because Chinese characters take up less file space than their NCRs.

Convert Chinese Charactor To Pin Yin

Information about written and spoken Chinese on this site

Recommended books

Books about Chinese characters and calligraphy
Classical Chinese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Hokkien, Taiwanese and Cantonese language courses, dictionaries, etc.