The current central resource question is focussed on Modern Chinese. Should we add a Literary and/or Classical Chinese section?

Alternatively, should we just add a link to the current Classical Chinese resource question (which is quite small, but not in a Wiki format)?

(There is an even smaller question as well.)


absolutely no

mandarin is just a dialect / spoken language, nothing more. classical / literary chinese is a written language.

that, adding classical / literary chinese resource to “resources for learning mandarin chinese” is an significant error in classification.

in the past, there’re japaneses, koreans, or jesuits priests; though they didn’t speak any dialects of chinese, they can read and write classical / literary chinese. indeed, some of them are quite good 🙀

  • Makes sense. Maybe Canto Dict should be removed too, then. (Oh and Wengu.)
    – Becky 李蓓 Mod
    Aug 25 '20 at 8:20
  • @becky , language has 4 aspects: reading, speaking, listening & writing (讀講聽寫). so, i would suggest the next version of resources page, develops upon these aspects. Aug 25 '20 at 8:41
  • @ 水巷孑蠻 I see your point. I do think we should have a resource section somewhere for Classical/Literary Chinese specifically (or a link to another site that lists some, such as the reddit site for classical chinese), though. Aug 26 '20 at 0:41

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