Chinese Language Acquisition & Vialogues: Archival Resources

| September 15, 2011

The following are an assortment of Laura’s initial archival gems for our Chinese language acquisition project.

A performance guide for contemporary Chinese art songs from Taiwan.
1916 Chinese student club at TC.
-We may also have a collection of Chinese curriculum materials, I’ll have to take a peek, but I’m pretty sure we have them in the archives
You can write Chinese / by Kurt Wiese (This is from 1946, we can digitize selections if we put together something like an mSchool course)
Chinese writing : an introduction / by Diane Wolff ; calligraphy by Jeanette Chien ; photos., collection of C. C. Wang (see above)
Chinese grammar made easy [electronic resource] : a practical and effective guide for teachers : [dui wai Han yu yu yan dian jiao xue 150 li] / Jianhua Bai.
Tuttle Chinese for kids flash cards. Volume 1
Ispeak Chinese Mandarin [electronic resource] : the ultimate audio + visual phrasebook for your iPod / Alex Chapin and Jin Zhang.
Get talking Chinese : Mandarin Chinese for beginners / [written by Elinor Greenwood]
Intermediate Chinese [electronic resource] : a grammar and workbook / Yip Po-ching and Don Rimmington, with [assistance by] Zhang Xiaoming and Rachel Henson
Tell it like it is! : natural Chinese for advanced learners / Jianqi Wang
The Chinese language and how to learn it a manual for beginners (Digitized 1921 book from HathiTrust)
The Oxford Chinese dictionary English-Chinese – Chinese English = [Niujin Ying Han, Han Ying ci dian]
Mandarin primer [electronic resource] / by Yuen Ren Chao (audio primer from the Smithsonian)
-Chinese [electronic resource] : a guide to the spoken language / War Department. (A language guide for soldiers from 1943, also a phrase book from the same)
A beginner’s English-Chinese vocabulary (hilarious 1938 tome from Yale, one of the first examples is “his father beat him”)
Chinese without a teacher being a collection of easy and useful sentences in the Mandarin dialect, with a vocabulary (1922, seems aimed at tourists)