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Chinese Language and Culture Studies Resources


www.mandarintools.com offers free online Chinese tools, including a very good Chinese character dictionary, searchable by Pinyin, Big5 (traditional characters), GB (simplified characters), or English.


www.zhongwen.com (also free) offers a good English/Chinese dictionary, which shows relationship trees of Chinese characters.


See also Conversational Mandarin Chinese Online.


www.asianhorizons.co.uk/chinese-phrases allows you to listen to the pronunciation of a number of useful words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese.


China Daily is the largest English-language newspaper in China. Christopher Deal was featured in an article in 2007 (click here to access a copy of the article).


Chinadaily.com.cn is the largest English portal in China, providing news, business information, and learning materials.


Taiwan A to Z: The Essential Cultural Guide, was written by Amy C. Liu, a Deal Global Communication Associate. For more information, including reviews, click here to go to the book’s amazon.com page.


Taiwan A to Z: The Essential Cultural Guide



Communicating Effectively with the Chinese, by Ge Gao & Stella Ting-Toomey, (1998) . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. This is a wonderful application book because it applies knowledge of Chinese and Western culture with specific examples. It is concise and easy to read. It is available through amazon.com here:


Communicating Effectively with the Chinese



Yam is a very good Chinese search engine in Taiwan. It also offers searches in English. Just look for the "English" button.


Taipei Times Online is a free daily online newspaper with useful and interesting information about Taiwan, China, and other parts of the world.