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2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly organised book. Save your money!, 4 Sept. 2005
This review is from: A New Introduction to Classical Chinese (Paperback)
I found this book to be very poorly organised. The student is forced to jump back and forth from the original text to the explanatory notes and the translation. It is a mystery why the author decided on such an efficient layout. The information itself is accurate, although the author's translation style and explanations are a bit wooden. For a book that has undergone extensive revision since the first edition it is still far from a user-friendly text. I am of the opinion that the content does not justify the price. A better learner's text, now long out of print, would be Brandt's Introduction to Literary Chinese.
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