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Chinese Language Resources

Introduction to the Chinese Language

This short video is a basic introduction to Chinese from KU Associate Professor Yan Li.

Learn Chinese Slang
This is one of a long series of short instructional videos on the website Each video tackles one fun Chinese expression. The creator, Jessica Beinecke, has another popular series of videos teaching English slang to Chinese speakers. Go to the website or YouTube channel for more videos.




Introduction to Chinese Characters
This is a short series about learning Chinese Characters from ABCs of Chinese. Find the full series on their YouTube Channel.


We also have a page of Resources for Learning Chinese Numbers.




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FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies) Fellowships are available through CEAS for the study of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Uyghur. Learn more at Deadline for application is February 15. Find more information at 

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