a few links

August 8th, 2010

A few links for those interested…

Via this blog post I found a few things that may be of interest to those studying Chinese.

First up is Microsoft’s Engkoo. I’m still trying to figure it out myself, and the interface isn’t entirely cooperative with my eyes just yet (although I’m sure if I play around a bit, I’ll figure it out). Confused Laowai says that it “pulls examples from the internet!” I think that may be half my confusion. Worth a look, at least, anyways.

Second is Social Mandarin, which it seems Confused Laowai is developing. My first impression is that it’s a great gathering of Mandarin learning experiences, tips, and shared resources. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this one.

Thirdly, in a similar vein to this but without the scholarship, 35 Chinese anti-American propaganda posters.

And finally a note: I have no real excuses for the silence on this blog of late. I’ve had a post on my first experiences with Tang poetry planned for a while, but a series of interruptions combined with my own laziness (as in about 10% interruption, 90% laziness) have prevented it from being written. I’ll get on to it soon.

2 Responses to “a few links”

  1. Confused LaoWai Says:

    Thanks for mentioning my blog! Browsed a bit on your blog. Great stuff.

    Just a bit more on Social Mandarin. It’s a social bookmarking site, similar to Digg.com. So anyone can submit Mandarin resources they find online to share with other Mandarin learners. So if you have something to share, please do!

    Niel (Confused Laowai)

  2. wangbo Says:

    Hi Niel. Thanks for the extra info. Like I said in the post, I’m going to keep an eye on Social Mandarin, it looks very useful.