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Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world with more than 600 million speakers. Although it has the reputation of being extremely difficult to learn, many elements of the language are in fact very simple, such as the fact that verbs and nouns have one unique form. Many students also find the beauty of character-writing hugely addictive.

China is a dynamic and vibrant country experiencing unparalleled economic development. It is a huge attraction to tourists, investors, researchers and business people worldwide. Having some knowledge of China's language and culture can be a great advantage in terms of travel, career and research opportunities. Resources in the Language Resources Centre Beginners Intermediate Advanced Dictionaries Culture

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If you enjoy listening to music, watching videos and scrolling through blogs but haven't yet managed to incorporate the same kind of passion into your love-hate relationship with Mandarin, then this it the website for you. It definitely makes things much more interesting.

Classical Chinese Art, Calligraphy, Poetry, History, Literature, Painting and Philosophy
The website offers information on classical Chinese art, calligraphy, poetry, history, literature, painting and philosophy.

Chinese Films
"Chinese Films" is a joint project between China Radio International and the Film Bureau of China. As the first English website to focus on Chinese films, their aim is to introduce exceptional domestically produced films to the outside world and provide the most efficient and convenient way to learn about the film industry in China.

With frequent reference to and translations from Mainland Chinese media, Danwei publishes fresh information about China that you won't find anywhere else. It also produces original video shows and audio podcasts about China. Using extensive Chinese language sources, it keeps tabs on a wide variety of subjects including legal and business stories, media and entertainment gossip, and the environment.

This website has lots of information about Chinese Culture and Arts as well as information about China, both in English and Chinese. It is useful for Mandarin learners at all levels.

If you want a detailed and analytic approach to learning Mandarin, this website is for you. Written by John Pasden, a renowned Shanghai-based linguist, his post feature linguistic and cultural issues often encountered by students. Particularly helpful is his contextual insight on what it really means to converse and think in Mandarin.

British Chinese Society
A site that links members of the UK Chinese community.

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