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Chinese links

Chinese script | Free Chinese fonts | Writing Chinese | Chinese Radio | Chinese Newspapers | Chinese Dictionaries | Chinese Translation | Chinese Courses | Chinese Names | Chinese Calligraphy | Chinese Computing | Chinese Literature | Chinese Philosophy | Chinese Forums | China and Chinese culture | Miscellaneous

Chinese script

中国文字研究与应用中心 (Center for the Study of Chinese Characters and Their Applications)

A history of written Chinese

Chinese manuscripts - Chinese palaeography and epigraphy

Information about and articles on Chinese characters and the Chinese script:

Pinyin/Zhuyin Converter - converts Chinese characters to pinyin or zhuyin

Pinyin Joe's Chinese Computing Help Desk - information and utilities for typing hanzi and pinyin:

Type Chinese online

Learn Chinese with AIChinese

Free Chinese fonts


Writing Chinese

Animated Chinese characters

Videos showing you how to write Chinese characters stroke by stroke

Skritter - Learn Chinese Characters Chinese Character Course Chinese Vocabulary Course

Most common 7,000 Chinese characters

Learn Chinese with AIChinese

Omniglot Chinese
Omniglot Chinese
learn to read, write and pronounce Chinese characters

Available for
Android & iPhone

Online Chinese radio

Radio Shanghai (上海人民广播电台) - in Mandarin

BCC (中國廣播電台) - in Mandarin, Taiwanese and Hakka

RTHK (香港電台) - in Cantonese

BBC World Service - in Mandarin and Cantonese

Radio Free Asia - in Mandarin and Cantonese

Melody Studio - Mandarin, Taiwanese and Cantonese music

London Chinese Radio - in Mandarin and Cantonese

Online Chinese newspapers


People's Daily (人民日报)



Hong Kong

Ming Pao News (明報新聞網)

Apple Daily (蘋果日報)


Lianhe Zaobao (联合早报)

Online Chinese dictionaries

Chinese Character dictionaries

Photo dictionary of rare Chinese characters (with explanations in Japanese)

Mandarin dictionaries

MandarinSpot - Chinese-English Dictionary and Annotation tool

Chinese Electronic talking dictionaries

Chinese language resources - information, dictionaries, etc

Online Cantonese dictionary

Online Shanghainese/Wu dictionaries

Online Taiwanese dictionaries

Online Hakka dictionaries


Online Chinese translation

Online translation from English into Chinese (Simplified & Traditional) of websites and text:

Online Chinese lessons and learning resources

Chinese characters

Character Mine - program for learning Chinese vocab

Chinese character magnets

Online Cantonese lessons

Learn Cantonese with Glossika Mass Sentences

Information about Cantonese | Phrases | Numbers | Time expressions | Tower of Babel | My Cantonese learning experiences | Cantonese learning materials

Omniglot Chinese
Omniglot Chinese
learn to read, write and pronounce Chinese characters

Available for
Android & iPhone

Online Mandarin lessons

Rocket Chinese | Learn Chinese from Movies | Learn Chinese Online with AI Chinese

Learn Chinese with Glossika Mass Sentences

Find Chinese Tutors, Teachers and Lesson Help

Games to learn Chinese (Mandarin) vocabulary

Chinese (Mandarin) grammar

Mandarin phrases (some with audio)

Thinking Chinese - an insiders' look at modern China

Learn Mandarin pronunciation

Learn Chinese resources

Learn Chinese from movies

Popup Chinese - lessons, tools and other resources for learners

Kids Chinese Podcast - designed for kids from 5 years old up and adult Chinese learners to learn Mandarin Chinese:

Online resources for learning Mandarin

Learn Chinese with AIChinese

Information about Mandarin | Phrases | Numbers | Time expressions | Mandarin links | My Mandarin learning experiences | Mandarin learning materials

Online Shanghainese lessons

Information about Shanghainese | Shanghainese phrases | Shanghainese numbers | Shanghainese learning materials

Online Taiwanese lessons

Learn Taiwanese with Glossika Mass Sentences

Information about Taiwanese | Phrases | Numbers | Time expressions | Tower of Babel | My Taiwanese learning experiences | Taiwanese learning materials

Other learning resources

Information about China, including language lessons

ChineseBug - flashcard program for learning Mandarin

Chinese Writing Master - software that helps you learn how to write Chinese characters

Chinese Language Resources - web-based tools plus a text and audio library

Chinese Tools - online tools to learn chinese or build chinese websites. Includes annotation tools, dictionaries, and converters for pinyin, unicode, traditional and simplified chinese:

Early Learning - Chinese: Free printable bilingual (English- Mandarin Chinese) materials and tips for parents, homeschoolers, caregivers, daycare/child-care providers, babysitters, or anyone who works with young children who are learning chinese/english

Test your Chinese

Learning Chocolate (巧克力学堂) - free vocabulary games for students to learn Chinese vocabulary online:

Learn Hakka with Glossika Mass Sentences

Learn Chinese OK! Links to free online resources for learning Chinese

A collection of Chinese-related links

Chinese names

Your name in Chinese

Chinese Seals

Chinese calligraphy, translation and design - get your name in beautiful Chinese calligraphy:


Chinese calligraphy

Chinese computing

The Complete Guide to Chinese Computing

Chinese input methods and programs

Wenlin Software for Learning Chinese

Taiwanese and Hakka input methods

Online Chinese literature

中国现代文学馆 (Online museum of contemporary Chinese literature)

Chinese philosophy

The Daodejing (Tao-te-ching) by Laozi (Lao-tzu) in Chinese and English

Chinese Text Project - texts of ancient Chinese philosophy online

Chinese forums

Information about China and Chinese culture

Interesting Chinese - information about Chinese language, history and culture

Mysterious China - information about Chinese history, culture, food, etc.

Chinese culture - information about Chinese culture and festivals

China Travel Tourism - information about travel and scenic spots in China


Chinese character sudoku

CUCAS - China's University and College Admission System

Information about China, and resources for learning Chinese


Free Chinese New Year E-cards

Information about other scripts used in China (in Chinese)

Recommended books books

Books about Chinese characters and calligraphy
Language learning materials for: Classical Chinese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Hokkien, Taiwanese and Cantonese

Sinitic (Chinese) languages

Dungan, Cantonese, Fuzhounese, Gan, Hakka, Mandarin, Puxian, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Teochew, Wenzhounese, Xiang

Learn Chinese online with Beijing's best teachers

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese confidently and naturally with Rocket Chinese

Learn Chinese online with ChineseClass101

Omniglot Chinese - learn to read and write the hundred most commonly-used characters. Available for Android & iPhone

chinEASE helps you learn Chinese characters by showing you how to break complicated them down into simpler parts.