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good book for beginning learners,
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This review is from: How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook (Paperback)
If you're relatively new to learning Chinese poetry from the classic eras of the past and you do not read traditional characters then this is the book you need to appreciate the distinct qualities and pleaures of Chinese verse. The poems are printed in simplified characters with accompanying pinyin, vocab notes, a modern Chinese translation and comments to pick out the salient features of each poem. Furthermore, a series of exercises are provided to help the learner memorize the poems. MP3 files can also be obtained - for free - to accompany the poems, which are helpful in conveying the cadences of these beguiling ancient Chinese poems. The only fault I have with the book is that it lacks an index.