Chinese Literature


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* A Universal Guide for China Studies Newly added link
 

This web site features "more than 1,700 articles on traditional Chinese literature, with descriptions of individual texts and literary genres as well as "more than 800 biographies of persons from mythological times to the Three Kingdoms period, and some later ages.

* Chinese Classic Literature
 

If you like to read classical Chinese novels like the Romance of Three Kingdoms, this is the site you should go. To read Chinese in Lynx you have to have a zwdos application installed in your machine. If you have access to a Sun machine with x-window, type "Mosaic-ln10.real &" (without the quotes) at the prompt, Choose Chinese fonts in Option menu.

* Chinese Etymology
  This is a one man's project, but it is huge. It shows the forms and meanings of 60,000-80,000 Chinese characters collected in four classic Chinese dictionaries including the famous Shuowen jiezi, or literally, "Explaining and Analyzing Characters."
* Chinese Text Project
  The Chinese Text Project is a web-based e-text system designed to present ancient Chinese texts, particularly those relating to Chinese philosophy, in a well-structured and properly cross-referenced manner, making the most of the electronic medium to aid in the study and understanding of these texts.
Chinese Folklore
 
Chinese Proverbs Chinese Proverbs
  Each culture boasts a good library of proverbs which mirrors the life experience, physical and mental, of that culture. Humans are humans. The overall human experience may vary but little. Yet, undeniably, each culture is unique in many ways and proverbs provide us with a window to see the difference and the similarity.
Asian Studies - China Chinese Classics from CND
  You can enjoy Chinese classics including Shi Jing (The Classic of Odes,) 300 Tang Poems, The Three Kingdoms, Pilgrim to the West (The Monkey King) and many others with or without Chinese-reading software.
Asian Studies - China 300 Tang Poems
  A searchable site for the famous 300 Tang poems in English.

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Last updated: October 9, 2014