Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners
The series Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners is divided into three subseries, namely folktales, literary stories and historical stories, corresponding to Levels 1-3 respectively. The rich and fun content and easy-to-understand language makes it easy for everyone, whether they are foreigners learning Chinese, children with parents of Chinese origin, ethnic minority students of the Chinese language, or even primary school students in China, to read this series. It enables the readers to gradually improve their Chinese reading skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture by reading and enjoying stories.
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Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Folktales] - Level 1: A Golden Millet Dream. ISBN: 9787561940273
The book A Golden Millet Dream tells the story about a young man who dreamt to be a wealthy, high-ranking official. One day, he met an old man in an inn, who gave him a pillow and asked him to sleep a little while. The young man fell asleep and had a dream in which he experienced the life of a high official. After he woke up, he realized what the most important thing in life was...
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Folktales] - Level 1: The Old Man Under the Moon. ISBN: 9787561940228
The book The Old Man under the Moon tells the story of how Yue Lao, the god of love, arranges marriages for young people. Once there was a young man who wanted to marry early, but failed to do so after many attempts. He was frustrated and didn’t know why. One night he met an old man, who told him that all marriages were destined and two people could become a couple only when their feet were tied by the same invisible red thread. The old man also told him that his future wife was only three years old at that time and wouldn’t marry him until fourteen years later. The young man didn’t believe him and tried to kill that three-year-old girl. But no matter how hard he tried, it ended up as the old man said.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Folktales] - Level 1: Beauty from the Painting. ISBN: 9787561940600
The book Beauty from the Painting tells the story of the fairy maiden Zhang Meizhen and the young man Li Fulai. In the story, a poverty-stricken yet kind-hearted country boy called Li Fulai saved an old lady. The old lady’s husband gave him a painting with a beautiful girl on it. Later the girl on the painting incarnated in human form and married Li Fulai. Together they helped the villagers punish the evil king.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Folktales] - Level 1: Nie Xiaoqian. ISBN: 9787561940617
The book Nie Xiaoqian tells the love story between the ghost maiden Nie Xiaoqian and the young scholar Ning Caichen. In the story, Nie Xiaoqian died at the age of 18 and became a ghost who was forced by a vampire to hurt people. She was saved by Ning Caichen and brought to his home. The two of them got married and shared a happy life together. Later when the vampire came to their door, they killed it with the help of a swordsman called Yan Chixia.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Folktales] - Level 1: The Butterfly Lovers. ISBN: 9787561940266
In the book The Butterfly Lovers, a girl called Zhu Yingtai persuaded her parents and disguised herself as a boy to pursue studies in Hangzhou. On the way to Hangzhou, she met her future classmate Liang Shanbo. They became friends immediately. During the following three years of studying together, the two of them built a very close relationship. Zhu fell in love with Liang, but her father was determined to marry her to another man called Ma Wencai...
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Folktales]: Chang’e Flying to the Moon. ISBN: 9787561940242
In the book Chang’e Flying to the Moon, the brave tiger slayer Hou Yi was in love with Chang’e, a girl living in the neighboring village. Hou Yi went to Tianshan where he learned tremendous ability from the Queen Mother of the West and killed ten evil beasts. Then he went back home and married Chang’e. However, the villain Feng Meng who had always coveted Chang’e murdered Hou Yi. Chang’e, after eating a magical pill from the Queen Mother of the West, flied to the moon and became an immortal after avenging Hou Yi.
The book Chen Shimei tells the story of Chen Shimei and Qin Xianglian. In the story, Chen Shimei got first place in the imperial examination, and for the sake of wealth and high status, he abandoned his parents, wife and children and married the princess. His first wife Qin Xianglian came to the capital with their children looking for him. He refused to acknowledge them and even planned to kill them. Eventually, Bao Zheng, the governor of the City of Kaifeng, sentenced Chen Shimei to death penalty.
The book Hua Mulan tells the story of a girl called Hua Mulan joining the army instead of her father. When a war broke out at the border, Hua Mulan’s father was summoned to the army. But he was old and in poor health. Hua Mulan, who then just turned 18, decided to disguise herself as a man and join the army instead of her father. On the battlefield, she was brave and won a lot of battles. The enemy was defeated at last. After twelve years of life on the line, Hua Mulan eventually got back home.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Folktales]: The Cow Herder and the Weaver Girl. ISBN: 9787561940211
In the book The Cow Herder and the Weaver Girl, Niulang, the Cower Herder, whose parents died when he was young, was mistreated by his sister-in-law so much so that he could only left home, with nobody but a cow by his side. The fairy maiden Zhinu, the Weaver Girl, came to play in the human world and encountered the Cow Herder by chance. The two fell in love, got married and had two children, a son and a daughter. However, the Jade Emperor and the Queen Mother in the heaven, after hearing about this, ordered heavenly soldiers to take the Weaver Girl away. The Cow Herder, carrying the children in baskets, chased after them but was stopped by the Milky Way. He and his wife gazed at each other day after day from the two sides of the Milky Way. Finally the Jade Emperor approved of them meeting once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Now they are stars in the sky.
The series Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners is composed of 50 books, divided into three subseries, namely folktales, literary stories and historical stories, corresponding to Levels 1-3 respectively. The subseries “Historical Stories” is based on the history of the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period between 770 BC and 202 BC. On the basis of the historical records in Commentary of Zuo, Records of the Grand Historian, Discourses of the States, and Strategies of the Warring States, each book is given a number according to the chronological order, and readers can read the books in order. At aolifo we offer you the set of vol. 1-5 of the historical stories subseries.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Literary Stories] - Level 2: Dream of the Red Chamber 1-4 [Set 4 vol.]
Dream of the Red Chamber is a novel of worldwide influence by the Qing dynasty writer Cao Xueqin. It depicts the rise and fall of four great families—Jia, Xue, Wang and Shi, and tells the love story of Jia Baoyu, Lin Daiyu and Xue Baochai, etc. There are four books in this series based on this novel, namely The Rongguo Mansion and the Ningguo Mansion, The Grand View Garden, A Few Incidents in the Rongguo Mansion, and The Decline.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Literary Stories] - Level 2: Journey to the West 1-6 [Set 6 vol.]
The series Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners is composed of 50 books, divided into three subseries, namely folktales, literary stories and historical stories, corresponding to Levels 1-3 respectively. The “Literary Stories” subseries is based on the Four Great Classical Novels in ancient China. From each novel some epic snippets are extracted and adapted into 4-6 books, each with 20-30 thousand characters. Altogether there are 20 books in the subseries, six of which are from Romance of the Three Kingdoms, four from Water Margin, six from Journey to the West and four from Dream of the Red Chamber. At aolifo we offer you the whole set of Journey to the West, so this offer includes books 1-6.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Literary Stories] - Level 2: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1-6 [Set 6 vol.]
Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a historical novel, which was set at the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. There are six books in this series based on this novel, namely Oath of the Peach Garden, Discussing Heroes While Drinking Wine, Battle of Chibi, Zhou Yu Is Frustrated Three Times, The Stable Coexistence of the Three Kingdoms, and The Union of the Three Kingdoms.
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Literary Stories] - Level 2: Water Margin 1-4 [Set 4 vol.]
Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels, tells the story of 108 heroes at the end of Northern Song Dynasty, Song Jiang as their head, who gathered together and rose in rebellion and then were recruited by the government to fight battles. There are four books in this series based on this novel, namely Driven to Join the Liangshan Rebels, The Corrupt Official’s Birthday Gift, Wu Song, and Song Jiang.
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