Improve Mandarin by Reading Poems

Improve Mandarin by Reading Poems

Reading Chinese Tang poetry gives you a window into how they use Mandarin language to express themselves. And, taking some time to choose several of the Tang poems 300 collection, it's a great opportunity to improve your pool of vocabulary too.

In my view, the poetry is a wonderful treasury for improving your Mandarin. Because it is helpful to study new phrases, idioms, expressions and grammatical structures, which you could use in speech and writing in the future. And it additionally gives a chance to experience the native alive language of remarkable Chinese poets and share their spirit in that time and epochs. So it's up to you to choose the classic poetry for Chinese learning.

Poetry obviously develops creativity in readers and develops your intensity of understanding Chinese language. When you think to make the verses, your mind routinely thinks and recollects the tough phrases that had ever been easy with a view to understand or even knows what their real meaning is and what style they add to the poem! And, poetry is really interesting. Simply dive into the ocean of poetry, you’ll in no way want to come out of it.

Let us explain the background of the Tang poems. The Tang Dynasty (618-907) was the golden age of Chinese poetry. During about three hundred years, there are approximately 50,000 poems been composed and passed down, and more than fifty famous poets for their unique works and style.

Chinese poetry reached its peak in the growing Tang Dynasty. Apart from the most well-known Li Bai and Du Fu, many other poets also made enduring contributions in this period. These poets fall into two categories: the landscape poets represented by Meng Haoran and Wang Wei and the frontier poets represented by Gao Shi and Cen Shen. Wang Changling, Li Qi, and Wang Zhihuan are different famous frontier poets.

Poetry of the mid-Tang Dynasty built on the creative output of the height of the Tang Dynasty. Works of this period especially described the social turbulence and people's sufferings. Bai Juyi became eminent as a realist poet of this era. He carried on and developed the realist tradition of the poetry and the Wefu folk songs of the Han Dynasty, and inspired an outpouring of realistic poetry in terms of literary theory and practices -- the new yuefu movement. Poetry of the late Tang Dynasty exudes a strong sentimentality, found in poets along with Du Mu (803-852) and Li Shangyin (813-858).

The late Tang Dynasty also witnessed the rise of a group of realist poets who carried on the spirit of the new yuefu movement. Followers of this school included Pi Rixiu, Nie Yizhong, and Du Xunhe, and their poems criticized social injustices.

This resource pack contains 320 poems to study mandarin. I used them during my lessons, made some corrections and finally decided to share with both Chinese teachers and students. The structure of the pack is poem collection session A and session B in PDF format, and Chinese audio of 320 poems. The teachers and students can use it in the classroom, online practice or other reading activities. I hope you will like this pack.

 

Module 1 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A
Unit 1 Chinese Tang Poems 300 E-Book A Download
Unit 2 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 1/19
Unit 3 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 2/19
Unit 4 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 3/19
Unit 5 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 4/19
Unit 6 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 5/19
Unit 7 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 6/19
Unit 8 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 7/19
Unit 9 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 8/19
Unit 10 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 9/19
Unit 11 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 10/19
Unit 12 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 11/19
Unit 13 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 12/19
Unit 14 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 13/19
Unit 15 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 14/19
Unit 16 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 15/19
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Unit 19 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book A Audio 18/19
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Module 2 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B
Unit 1 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Download
Unit 2 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 1/15
Unit 3 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 2/15
Unit 4 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 3/15
Unit 5 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 4/15
Unit 6 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 5/15
Unit 7 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 6/15
Unit 8 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 7/15
Unit 9 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 8/15
Unit 10 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 9/15
Unit 11 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 10/15
Unit 12 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 11/15
Unit 13 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 12/15
Unit 14 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 13/15
Unit 15 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 14/15
Unit 16 Chinese Tang Poems 300 - E-Book B Audio 15/15
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