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University of Virginia Chinese Text Initiative

University of Virginia Chinese Text Initiative

A site for classic Chinese literature. As of 2008, the site has over 300 Tang Poems and poetry from authors Gu Yao Yan, Shi Jing, Hong Lou Meng, and Yu Xuan Ji. Literature is available in both English and Chinese.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Classical Chinese Texts; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese

On-Line Chinese Tools

On-Line Chinese Tools

The dictionary feature on this site allows you to look up Chinese from pinyin or English. This site contains some additional great features such as Chinese flashcards, a Western-Chinese calendar converter, and a Chinese namer.
Subject: Reference–Dictionaries–Translation–English Translation Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese

Language Learning Library

Language Learning Library

Very easy-to-use site with basic instruction in several foreign languages. Covers parts of speech, common phrases, etc. Provides pronunciation key, and basic cultural information.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Japanese; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Italian; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Spanish; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–French; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–German; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Portuguese; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Russian

Chinese Characters Dictionary Web

Chinese Characters Dictionary Web

Search multiple online Chinese character dictionaries at once. You can search by Big5 character code, GB character code, English meaning, or bushou (radical).
Subject: Reference–Dictionaries–Translation–English Translation Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese

Zhongwen.com: Chinese Characters and Culture

Zhongwen.com: Chinese Characters and Culture

“This website counters the simplistic myth of character inferiority by translating traditional Chinese character etymologies into English to show how Chinese themselves have used and understood the symbols they created.” All characters in GIF format. Uses frames. Also has lists of Chinese dynasties, Chinese names of famous Chinese-Americans, common …
Subject: Reference–Dictionaries–Translation–English Translation Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese; Our World–Languages Around The World–Chinese; Reference–Dictionaries; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Reference–Language Dictionaries And Grammars; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-Languages

Lin Yutang’s Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage

Lin Yutang’s Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage

Web version of the original 1972 print version. The online version uses Hanyu Pinyin for romanization, with some Zuyin Fuhao support.
Subject: Reference–Dictionaries–Translation–English Translation Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Reference–Language Dictionaries And Grammars; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-Languages

GR Junction

GR Junction

How to read and write Gwoyeu Romatzyh, a method of representing putonghua (Mandarin Chinese) in ASCII text while indicating tones by variations in spelling. This is probably the easiest method of representing Chinese by a Western keyboard.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Reference–Language Dictionaries And Grammars; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-Languages

Chinese Syllable Chart – Comparative Romanization

Chinese Syllable Chart – Comparative Romanization

Table of Chinese syllables showing how a given sound is written in Pinyin, Gwoyeu Romatzyh, Wade-Giles, and Yale romanization schemes respectively. Also shows the International Phonetic Alphabet and Zh????y????n F????h????o representations of each sound. Resortable via JavaScript.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese

LOGOS Dictionary

LOGOS Dictionary

A searchable dictionary that translates words and phrases amongst English, French, Italian, Estonian and Cantonese.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Italian; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–French; Reference–Dictionaries–Translation–Multilingual Translation Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese

Frequency and Stroke Counts of Chinese Characters

Frequency and Stroke Counts of Chinese Characters

“This is a list of frequency of usage and number of strokes of the 13,060 Chinese characters defined in the BIG-5 coding scheme.” With links to other Chinese language and Chinese computing websites.
Subject: Computers & Internet; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Chinese; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Asian & Pacific/Asian-American–Chinese