- Hwa tsien ki. The flowery scroll, a Chinese novel. transl. John Bowring. 1868.
- The Lasting Resentment of Miss Keaou Lwan Wang.
- Esop’s fables written in Chinese. Mun Mooy, Robert Thom. 1840. ☚
- Chinese merry tales.Y. T. Woo. 1909.
- Horæ sinicæ: translations from the popular literature of the Chinese . Robert Morrison. 1812.
- Translations form the original Chinese. Robert Morrison. / San-Yu-Low or The Three Dedicated Rooms. J.F. Davis. 1815
- Li, Duke of Chien and The Poor Scholar Who Met a Chivalrous Man, a Chinese Novel. J.A.Jackson. 1922. ☚
- Chinese Fiction. George T. Candlin.1898.
- The porcelain tower or Nine stories of China. T.H. Sealy. 1842.
- Chinese Novels: Translated from the Originals. John Francis Davis. 1822.
- Gems of Chinese Literature. H.A. Giles. 1922.
- Elementary Readers in Cantonese and English. Gordon Lew. 1971
- Chinese New Year Materials for Elementary Teachers Education. Resources Information Center (ERIC). 1975. ☚
- Chinese Cultural Resource Book (For Elementary Bilingual Teachers). Irene Kwok. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). 1974. ☚
- The Cowherd and the Weaving Girl. He Xuejun, Chang Yueh-Lai, Wang Dongming. 1995.
- Gu Quin Tai Di Chuan Shuo. Bi Na. 1991.
- Shih Erh Sheng Hsiao Ti Ku Shih (Story of the Chinese Zodiac). Monica Chang. 1994.
- English/Chinese Picture Dictionary. Betty Matthews. 1980.
- Chinese fables and folk stories. Mary H. Davis, Chow-Leung. c1908.
- Chinese Festivals. Ellen Li Shu-Pui.
- The Chinese Fairy Book. 1921
- Pekinese Rhymes. Barone Guido Vitale. 1896.
- Gems of Chinese verse. W.J.B. Fletcher, Libo Zhou, Fu Du. 1919. ☚
- Chinese Mother Goose rhymes. I.T. Headland. c1900.
- Fir-flower tablets : poems translated from the Chinese. Amy Lowell, Florence Ayscough. 1921. ☚
- Cantonese Love-Songs. Ziyong Zhao, transl. Cecil Clementi 1904.
- Chinese games with dice and dominoes. Stewart Culin. 1895.
- The gambling games of the Chinese in America. Stewart Culin. 1891.
- De Ludis Orientalibus. Thomas Hyde. 1694.
- Pei Mei’s Chinese Cook Book. Peimei Fu. 1900.
- The Anglo-Chinese Cook Book. R. Calder-Marshall , Margaret S. Bryant. 1916
- Chinese and English Cook Book =: Hua Ying Tzu Chʻu Shu. Chong Jan & Co. 1913
- FSI Language Courses ☚☚☚
– Public domain audio files (mp3s) and documents (pdfs, some jpgs)
– Reletively recent (ca. 70s and onwards)
- Demystifying the Chinese Language. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). 1980. ☚
- Visible Traces. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).2000.
- Chinese Language and Culture Curriculum: Teacher’s Manual [and] Student Activity Book. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). 1995.
- New York City Foreign Language Program for Secondary Schools: Chinese Levels 1. and 2. ERIC. 1973.
- Chinese as a Second Language, Level I: Teacher’s Manual.ERIC 1974.
- Chinese (Cantonese) as a Second Language Reader. Level II. ERIC. 1976. Teacher’s Guide Edk; Student’s Workbook.
- The analytical reader. A short method for learning to read and write Chinese. W.A.P. Martin. 1897.
- Chinese made easy. W.B. Brouner, Yüeh Mao Fêng. 1904. (pages right to left)
- The Chinese language and how to learn it; a manual for beginners. W. Hillier. 1921.
- A manual of translation : one hundred and twenty lessons. Hui-ching Yen, Hui-ching. 1905.
- Two years’ course of study in the Chinese language. Volume 1: Analytical primer. R.T. Bryan. 1913.
- Brief introduction to the study of the Chinese language. William B. Pettus. 1915.
- An idiom a lesson; a short course in elementary Chinese. F.W. Baller. 1921.
- Progressive exercises in the Chinese written language. T. L. Bullock. 1912.
- Chinese lessons for first year students in West China. Omar L. Kilborn. 1917.
- A manual of translation : one hundred and twenty lessons. Hui-ching Yen. 1905.
- Cantonese for beginners : learning Cantonese through self-taught word-for-word method, with characters, pronunciation, tones and combinations. Volume 1. Keqiu Jiang. 19??.
- (Yü Yen Tzu Erh Chi), a progressive course designed to assist the student of colloquial Chinese as spoken in the capital and the metropolitan department. T.F. Wade, W.C. Hillier. 1886. Volume 1 ; Volume 2 ; Volume 3
- The Guide to Kuan Huan. Goh, L.C. Hopkins. 1906.
- Handbook on etiquette in Chinese official intercourse. Mao-hsün Li. 1912.
- A Gardening vocabulary in English and Chinese. Hongkong Horticultural Society.19??.
- Chinese letter-writing for missionaries. W.A. Cornaby. 1914.
- A Guide to Conversation in the English and Chinese Languages for the Use of Americans and Chinese in California and Elsewhere. Stanislas Hernisz. 1854.
- Chinese and English phrase book and dictionary. 1909.
- Chinese and English phrase book with the Chinese pronunciation indicated in English – specially adapted for the use of merchants, travelers and families. Benoni Lanctot. 1867.
- TM 20-633 Chinese Phrase Book. United States. War Dept. 1943.
- How to speak Cantonese: fifty conversations in Cantonese colloquial; with Chinese character, free and literal English translations, and romanised spelling with tonic and diacritical marks, &c. J. Dyer Ball. 1902.
- A Chinese and English Phrase Book in the Canton Dialect: Or, Dialogues on Ordinary and Familiar Subjects. T. L. Stedman, Kuei-pʻan Li (K.P. Lee). 1888.
- Chinese-English Mandarin phrase book (Peking dialect). T.C.Fulton. 1911.
- National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English & Chinese) T.V. Broadcast Lessons. Book I: Episodes 1-15. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). 1996.
- English Vocabulary by Subject for Taiwanese. bernard.english. 2008.
- National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English and Chinese) Broadcast Lessons. Book 1 and 2. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). 1993.
- Custom officers’ English-Chinese vademecum, compiled with a view to being useful to members of the Chinese maritime customs service. D. Okamoto. 1915. ☚
- Chinese without a teacher. H.A. Giles. 1872.
- An Introduction to the Structure of the Chinese Writing System. ERIC. 1963.
- Case Study Chinese Typewriter. John E. Arnold and Andrew T. Ling. 1953
- How to write Chinese : containing general rules for writing Chinese, and particular directions for writing the radicals. J. Dyer Ball. 1905. ☚
- Illustrated radical rhymes with the radical ode and the radicals pronounced and defined. J.A. Silsby, M. Layer. 1912.
- Introduction to Chinese Letters in Cursive Script. Yi-nan Chang. 1967. ☚
- A Manual of Chinese Running-hand Writing: Especially as it is Used in Japan.W.P. Groeneveldt. 1861.
- Introduction to the study of the Chinese characters. Joseph Edkins. 1876. Appendix J: Radicals of Shwo-Wen.
- A Chinese Bestiary. Ed. Richard E. Strassberg. 2002.
- Chinese Mythology. Irene Dea Collier.
- Stories And Myths Of Eight Immortals. Li Yanjia, Nathaniel Hu. 1995. ☚
- The A B C (or three hundred character) Catechism. Philip Francis Price. 1917.
- Researches into Chinese superstitions. Henri Doré (English transl. M. Kennelly). 1914…. ☚
- Volume 1: Birth, Marriage, Death. English
- Volume 2: Charms. English
- Volume 3: Collection of Charms. English
- Volume 4: Fortunetelling; Misc. Practices and Beliefs English
- Volume 5: Misc. Practices and Beliefs continued; Religious Calendar; Animals and Plants. English
- Volume 6: Principal Triads; Gods of the Literati; Buddhas; Goddess of Mercy. English
- Volume 7: Buddhist Saints and Revered Figures. English
- Volume 8: Buddhist Saints and Revered Figures continued; Founders of Buddhist Schools in China. English
- Volume 9: Taoist Gods and Immortals. English
- Volume 10: Boards of Heavenly Administration. English / French
- Volume 11: Patron Deities. French
- Volume 12: Patron Deities continued; Groups of Deities; Stellar Deities . French
- Volume 13: Popularization of Confucianism. English
- Volume 14: Confucian Doctrine; Practice of Confucianism in Everyday Life. French
- Volume 15: Life of Siddharta Gautama. French
- Volume 16: ???
- Volume 17: Buddhism in China, History, Doctrine. French
- Volume 18: Taoism. French
Idioms and Proverbs
- A manual of Chinese quotations, being a translation of the Ch’êng yü k’ao. Qiu, Jun Qiu, James H.S. Lockhart. 1893. [成語考 / Chéngyǔ Kǎo / Cheng Yu Kao]
- A collection of Chinese proverbs. W. Scarborough. 1875.
- Proverbs and common sayings from the Chinese, together with much related and unrelated matter, interspersed with observations on Chinese things-in-general. A.H. Smith. 1914.
- “Ten thousand Chinese things.” A descriptive catalogue of the Chinese collection, in Philadelphia. N. Dunn, Philadelphia Museum of Art. 1839.
- Ten Thousand Things on China and the Chinese. Barnum’s Chinese Museum. 1850.
- Thian ti hwui. The Hung-league or Heaven-earth-league. A secret society with the Chinese in China and India. Gustaaf Schlegel. 1866.
- The Chinese speaker; readings in modern Mandarin. Evan Morgan. 1916.
- Colloquial sentences with new terms : Chinese and English text. Evan Morgan. 1922.
- Opium: Historical Note: Historical Note, Or, The Poppy in China. Ed. Joseph Edkins. 1889. [includes Chinese version w/ rtl pages]
- Chinese account of the Opium war. Yuan Wei, transl. E. H. Parker. 1888.
- Letters from a Chinese magistrate. Reprinted from the Peking & TientsinTime. 1920.
- An English gazette for Chinese students : with concurrent explanation in Chinese. 1907. ☚
- The China Mission Year Book. 1910 ; 1911 ; 1912 ; 1916 ; 1917 ; 1918 ; 1919 ; 1924 ; 1925
- The Chinese Recorder
- The Chinese Repository
- Jahrbuch des Vereins für Chinesische Sprache und Landeskunde Schanghai. 1.1916 ; 2.1917/18
- San Francisco Chinese Directory 1949.
- The Chinese book of etiquette and conduct for women and girls, entitled, Instruction for Chinese women and girls. Zhao Ban. Transl. S. L. Baldwin. c1900.
- The foreigner in far Cathay. W.H. Medhurst. 1873.
- Shanghai Modern Sketch (Manhua) ☚
- 玲瓏. Ling Long women’s magazine. Shanghai 1931-1937. ☚
- The Oxford Handbook Of Chinese Linguistics
- Symbolism in Chinese Art. W. P. Yetts. 1912.
- Introduction to literary Chinese. J.J. Brandt.
- China’s Namzi Tibetans: Life, Language and Folklore. Libu Lakhi (Li Jianfu, Dawa Tenzin), Tsering Bum, Charles Kevin Stuart. 2010.
- Learnchineseok – Reading
- Society for Qing Studies Chinese Resources
- Harvard Research Guide for Chinese Studies
- University of Toronto Resource Collections on China
- Universität Wien Bibliotheca Sinica 2.0
- en.wikisource Portal Chinese Literature
- en.wikisource Portal Chinese Classics
- Project Gutenberg Chinese
- Librivox Chinese
- Viademica Verlag Berlin
- pep.com.cn e-textbooks
- Chinese Text Sampler
- Taiwan MoE
- Learn Chinese Online
- Tsoi Dug
- The ebook or plain text versions are often not usable. Mostly best to either read in-browser or download the pdf.
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