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Aims and structure

Bridge to China consists of two parts:

A catalogue of academic China-related Internet resources
A course in modern spoken Mandarin

Both parts are accessible via

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Bridge to China aims to further the understanding of all aspects of the Chinese speaking world.
It gives particular importance to the understanding of the modern Mandarin language.


Eventually the catalogue part of Bridge to China will look like

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Bridge to Japan


The Mandarin course part of Bridge to China will be open access and contain:

  • a grammar of modern spoken Chinese with many examples and simple explanations
  • a dictionary of words used in the course
  • a module for learning three Simplified Chinese characters a day (where Traditional characters are different this will be mentioned)
  • sound files for the conversations in the course


What is different about these resources?

  • They are created by a small group of people. The wiki platform facilitates collaborative working.
  • They are open access. Moreover, if you are interested in contributing, just get in contact.
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