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: 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.
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.
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.
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