Gateway to the Chinese classics: a practical introduction to literary Chinese
"An introduction to literary Chinese (wenyan) which includes grammar, basic vocabulary, translations, and exercises. Text is drawn from such classics as the Dao De Jing and Zhuang Zi. Audio cassette with texts read by native Chinese speakers is also available."
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Active Vocabulary Analects anecdotes Bai Juyi basic Cao Cao Chang'an characters Chengyu classical Chinese classical texts commentaries Common compounds Confucian texts Confucius Dao De Jing Daoist dong early Chinese kingdom Examples Fei Zi final particle flowers follow grammatical particles heaven and earth human nature introduced jade jidn junzi Lao Zi lesson literary lord Lyric Master Mencius modern Chinese moon mountain officer under Cao oneself passages philosopher phrases poem poetry Proper Names qing refers Sentences shan shi shi shi sometimes means Song dynasty structures Sun Zi's Art Tang poet the/a verb Vocabulary Notes Wang Wei wdng wenydn words xiang xiao xidng Xun Zi yuan zhdng zhong Zhou Yu Zhu Xi Zhuang Zi Zuo Zhuan