Chinese Literature, Audio books, Ebooks, Online Comics, Chinese encyclopedias, and recommended books (in English and Chinese)
Classical Chinese texts
Huge free listing of Classical Chinese texts from sacred-texts.com
This is a great resource for Classical Chinese writings. Included here are texts from pre-Qin Philosophers, poetry, novels, and more.
Read the works of Lienü zhuan in Chinese.
Excellent site with classical literature on topics like including Confucianism, Mohism, Mathematics, history, and much more. Highly recommended site.
Confucius's (孔夫子) Texts
The Analects of Confucius; translated by James Legge
This site has the Confucian works The Anelects, The Great Learning, and The Doctrine of the Mean in 5 volumes with English and Chinese in parallel. These were also translated by James Legge.
The Analects of Confucius (from the Chinese Classics) by Confucius - Project Gutenberg. You can download it in various formats or read it online such as html or txt. This is in English.
The Analects of Confucius in both Chinese and English in parallel. This is unique compared to the other versions posted on this website because this includes the traditional version, not just the simplified Chinese.
Other Classical Texts
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Lun Yu, by Fu Zi Kong
The Art of War by Sun Tzu in English and Chinese
The I Ching in English.
1000 Character Classic with English . This is a collection of 250 sayings of 4 characters each.
The 24 Filial Exemplars
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
See the book in high quality pdfs in 6 parts in English
This is another version of the book in English with lots of commentary and the entire novel broken up into chapters. On this site start at the bottom of the page where it says foreward.
If you prefer, download the entire book in htm files here
Lots of great historical and biographical information about the Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Links for paperback and hardcover versions of Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Here are some links for buying paper copies of the Three Kingdoms.
Chinese Classical poetry
This site has a huge list of Chinese poems in the original Chinese, and translated into English.
A small list of classical Chinese poetry in English
This site has links to many different websites dealing with classical Chinese poetry.
This site has a list of several Chinese folktales.
Modern Chinese novels
Has a large list of relatively modern Chinese novels from famous authors.
Western Texts translated into Chinese
Read Alice in Wonderland in its entirety in Chinese. English and Pinyin are also available.
Pride and Prejudice. In Chinese and English side by side.
Chinese Audio Books
LibriVox » Lun Yu or Analects of Confucius read in Chinese
Read Confucius' Analects in both Chinese and English. Also listen to the Analects read in Chinese as MP3 files.
LibriVox » Three Classic Chinese Texts
This is a collection of three classic Chinese texts: the Hundred Surnames (百家姓), the Thousand Character Classic (千字文), and the Three Word Verse (三字經). All read aloud in Chinese (Mandarin).
Comics (漫畫) In Chinese
Huge portal for comics and anime in Chinese. And often has links to anime if it is a manga. Since it is in Chinese, it is useful to use a site like translate.google.com to translate the entire site for you.
Chinese Encyclopedias (百科)
Chinese encyclopedia with more than 15 million articles on practically any subject.
According to Wikipedia, "It is China's largest wiki site and online encyclopedia with over 4 million articles and 2 million registered users (as of 2010)".
Baidu's excellent online encyclopedia with more than 2 million articles.
Wikipedia in Chinese!!
Chinese martial arts encyclopedia
Religious Texts in Chinese
The Bible (聖經)
This site allows you to read the Bible in Chinese in parallel with over 25 different languages.
This is a bilingual Chinese/English version of the Bible. It is very interesting in that it gives 3 versions for every verse. It gives the King James Version, American Standard Version, and the Bible in Basic English version. After the 3 English versions of every verse, the 3 translations of those in Traditional Chinese will follow.
This has the entire Bible in Simplified Chinese, Pinyin, and English all in parallel. In addition, you can hover the mouse pointer over every Chinese character in the text to get a definition for it.
This site has the entire Bible in Traditional Chinese. Sorted by book name.
This site has the entire Bible in Simplified Chinese. Sorted by book name.
This site has the Bible by default in English, but also allows you to see the bible in Chinese, Pinyin, and French all in parallel.
This site allows you to see the entire Bible in Traditional Chinese.
This site allows you to see the entire Bible in Simplified Chinese.
The Koran (可蘭經)
Has the entire Koran in Chinese sorted by Sura number.
This also has the entire Koran in Chinese sorted by chapter number.
This site has a huge list of Buddhist scriptures and sutras translated into multiple languages including English, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Sinhala, and other languages. Sometimes the original languages of Pali and Sanskrit are included.
This is a huge Buddhist encyclopedia in Chinese.
Free Chinese Ebooks To Learn Mandarin
great book done by many authors. Book itself is a Wiki.
Online Chinese bookstores.
Taiwanese bookstore with more than 4 million books sold.
Recommended books for learning Chinese (Paperback and Hardback)
Learning Chinese Characters by: Alison Mathews and Laurence Mathews
This book helps you remember characters by mnemonics and pictures, instead of just rote memorization. In fact, the human brain remembers images better than words. Think of how you can memorize the story of a movie with thousands of pictures, yet often can't remember 10 definitions that you just recently reviewed.
Remembering the Traditional Hanzi 1. This book is very useful like the above book in Remembering characters. This book makes learning Chinese characters fun, and relatively easy. It is co-written by James Heisig, the author of the wildly popular book for learning Japanese Kanji, Remembering the Kanji. In this book you will learn a total of 1500 characters.
Remembering the Simplified Hanzi 1. Very similar to the book Remembering the Traditional Hanzi 1, only you are learning Simplified characters.
Information about Remembering the Kanji, a book very similar to Remembering the Traditional or Simplified Hanzi books.
Information about the author who wrote Remembering the Kanji. He is fluent in more than 10 languages.
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