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There are totally 2 volumes for Classical Chinese for Modern Usage, it is designed for Chinese learners who want to use Classical Chinese in modern life.

Good examples and illustration made this book your first choice for learning.

Books information:

Vol.1

Dimensions: Paperback, 203 pages

ISBN10: 7561915802

ISBN13:

Publication Date: 2006-6

Annotation language:

Language skill: Reading, 选修

Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Category: Chinese Culture Readers

Medium: Paper

Vol.2

Dimensions: 260 x 185 x 10 mm, Paperback, 227 pages

ISBN10:

ISBN13: 9787561920206

Publication Date: 2008-3

Annotation language:

Language skill: 选修

Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Category: Chinese Textbooks for Adults - Language Skills

Medium: Paper

book details http://www.blcup.com/en/list_1.asp?id=1990

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I just got this textbook from the mailman (dank je wel, Daan),and it looks quite suitable for intermediate learners of Modern Mandarin who don't want to get too deeply into Classical Chinese, but nevertheless need to know at least the basics (like anyone wanting to get out of intermediate territory). It is designed for intermediate learner since everything is explained in Mandarin, but the level is not too difficult.

It doesn't have any systematic explanation of grammar, but rather focuses on the source texts of commonly used chengyu, so this has the added benefit of teaching you some important idioms.

For anyone really interested in Classical Chinese, I'd still suggest Fuller, or for those who speak Mandarin really well Wang Li's textbook. (and of course Pulleyblank for the grammar)

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