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Clavis Sinica

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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 29, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 09, 2013
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Author: David Porter Send email to David Porter 
University of Michigan
Submitter : Kylie Hsu

Chinese reading and reference software that features traditional and simplified characters, pinyin, English glosses, pronunciation, and other useful features

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Yuxiang Liu
10 years ago

Yuxiang Liu (Faculty)

I would definitely rank this remarkable program, the Clavis Sinica, with five

1. The program is one quintessential facilitator for anyone who is studying
Chinese. It provides a wide range of texts and drills, and it even provides a
means to read Chinese texts from outside this program.

2. The program shows a clear thread of development from the original
meanings of Chinese characters to the various extended meaning of each word.

3. The selections of text trace a clear development of the language from
its pre-modern stage to contemporary usages. Thereby it is an excellent source
for learning not only the Chinese language but also Chinese thought and
Used in course

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