Links 链接


Chinese Pod


Practice Chinese – Reading practice site written by Chinese teachers. Modern, contemporary and useful topics.

Just Learn Chinese – Lots of great short stories with translations, many with audio.

MDGB Dictionary and App – MDBG offers a downloadable realtime dictionary program – download, install, and any Chinese text will be translated on hover.

Lost in Chinese – Great, though now defunct Chinese language blog.

Chinese Reading Practice – Great selection of beginner to advanced Chinese texts.

Sixth Tone – Fresh voices from today’s China.

Smash All Old Things

Mandarin Weekly

Browser extensions:

Frill – Chinese to English pop-up dictionary extension for Safari

Zhongwen – Chinese to English pop-up dictionary extension for Chrome

Perapera – Chinese to English pop-up dictionary extension for Firefox



The Cleaver Quarterly – Everything you wanted to know but never knew to ask about Chinese food.

Christopher St. Cavish – Shanghai based food writer and author of The Shanghai Soup Dumpling Index



China Music Radar

Maybe Mars 兵马司 – An independent music label from Beijing.

Farout Distant Sounds – A place to explore contemporary Chinese independent music. Working with the best labels in China including Maybe Mars, Genjing Records, Modern Sky, and more.

Walls of Sounds

Carsick Cars