You’ve been asking and now here they are. All five books of the Mandarin Companion series are now available in paperback! They are available for world-wide purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well as hundreds of smaller online book sellers.
The paperback editions include additional supplemental study resources designed for readers and teachers. We have included a comprehensive list of every grammar point used throughout the book broken down by chapter. The cross references with the online Chinese Grammar Wiki by AllSet Learning.
We have also analyzed the words used in each book to the curriculum of popular Chinese textbooks to identify words not covered by the textbooks. If you have studied from these text books, this analysis will show you the characters that have not been introduced through the text books, which usually includes 15-20 characters. The textbooks analyzed include Integrated Chinese Level 1, New Practical Chinese Reader, and HSK Levels 1-3.
We have reduced our eBook prices! If you purchase of the paperback on Amazon, you can also purchase the Kindle edition for a significant discount.
Level 2 “Great Expectations” Update
We are still working hard on Great Expectations! We are just as eager as you to have it finished. As we neared completion, we found a number of plot inconsistencies and holes that we are in the process of ironing out. Dickens certainly knew how to weave an intricate plot and simplifying, modernizing, and condensing it in Chinese has been a bigger challenge that we had anticipated. However, we realize that these books will be around for a long time and we want to be sure to have a story that will stand the test of time for the years ahead.