Mandarin Tools: Contains dictionary, flashcards, and character input methods.
Chinese Tools: Helpful tools for pronunciation, translation, and converting from traditional to simplified characters.
MDBG: Includes dictionary, translation tools, as well as character flashcard quizzes.
Language Learning Library: Good reference with lists fo nouns, verbs, etc. by categories
Dictionaries, Annotation, and Translation
AltaVista - Babel Fish Chinese-English Translation : Paste English or Chinese text at this site for translation.
Google Chinese-English Translator: Paste English or Chinese text at this site for translation.
Adsotrans - Mouseover Chinese-English Annotation: Paste Chinese text into annotator, mouse-over for pinyin/English translation.
Dict.cn: Includes up-to-date entries with helpful sample sentences.
MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary : Tells you every word a given character belongs to.
Hanzibar Firefox Extension, Chinese-English: Great for reading Chinese Web pages. Look at the how-to flash demo on this page.
Chinese-english/English-chinese Practical Dictionary
Typing Chinese Characters
Chinese Input Tool For Windows: More user-friendly than the program included with Windows.
Google Input Method Editor: One of the best IMEs available for free download.
Finding a Chinese Name
Find your Chinese Name: Type your name, and see your Chinese name with pinyin pronunciation.
Chinese Names: Chinese Names: Free Chinese name translation from English to Chinese symbols and characters.
Names in Chinese: See how your name looks in Chinese characters.
Like A Local: Fantastic blog about living and eating like a local in Shanghai. Great site for learning about types of Chinese food you will encounter in China.
Chopstix: Dedicated to everything related to Chinese food, from recipes to common ingredients.
Chinese Art: Survey of traditional and contemporary Chinese art.
Century Online China Art Networks: Information on Chinese art exhibitions and up and coming artists.
Chinese Traditional Music Online: Discusses Chinese music's role in ancient times.
Homestay in Shanghai: Helps find accommodations with real Chinese families allows you to practice Mandarin and see Chinese culture up close.
China Travel: Information on most commonly visited sites and cities, translated into several different languages.
Travel China Guide: Online tour operator with useful descriptions of major travel destinations.
Getting a Visa
Visa-In-China: Contains information on visa application process, plus updates on new visa restrictions.
MyChinaVisa: Simple application process for a tourist visa.
TravelGuide China: Information on application process for different types of visas.
All Study Abroad: Information on different kinds of study abroad programs.
Teach or Study in China: Helps people around the world find teaching positions or study abroad programs in China.
World Teach: Organization with program for volunteers to teach in underdeveloped areas in Hunan Province, Central China.
Verzamel Gids: Website in the Netherlands with tons of links covering all topics related to China
Chinese Letter: Social networking site that includes news about China, finding a pen pal, language exchange, etc.
Chinese News Sites
Google Chinese News: Good source for Chinese news.
Adoption in China
Adoptive Families: General Adoption Site for Several Countries
China Adoption: Adoption from China for Prospective Parents
China Center of Adoption Affairs: Comprehensive Site with Adoption Regularions
Chinese Children's Charities: Leader in China Adoption
MiaoXin Rain: Chinese Adoption FAQ
China On Site: Information on Chinese art, cooking, and famous ancient legends, etc.
About.com : Covers all topics related to Chinese culture and modern society.
Chinese Culture Net: Promotes Chinese music, literature, and art.
Everything Chinese: Online discussion of Chinese culture.
China the Beautiful: Wealth of information on Chinese history, festivals, poetry, etc.
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