Recommended resources for intermediate Mandarin Chinese study?
February 27, 2014 12:48 PM Subscribe
I am looking for books and other resources to help improve my intermediate Mandarin Chinese skills! I'm at a point where a lot of the adult books that I try to read are stuffed with chengyu and obscure vocabulary, but I want something a little more advanced and a little more engaged with contemporary Chinese culture than translations of American children's novels.
posted by Jeanne to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Things that I am looking for are:
-Breezy, casual essay collections
-Any kind of fiction written in a contemporary, casual style (that is: not a million chengyu everywhere)
-Young adult books
-A good intermediate textbook that deals seriously with issues in contemporary Chinese society, preferably one that includes a CD or audio download.
-I don't know if this exists, but an intermediate-level textbook/CD/audio resource that's specifically focused on improving listening comprehension?
Simplified characters preferred, but I can deal with traditional.
I know of Chinese Breeze and other readers for second language learners, and I'm not really looking for those, and I know about the various Chinese podcasts, but if you have any recommendations outside the boundaries of what I've outlined here I would be glad to hear about those as well!