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Except for Crane & Fox set in traditional characters, the stories selected here are in simplified Chinese characters. All stories come from well-known tales or stories with simple sentence structures. The Chinese vocabulary presented in this section is richer and more diverse than in the beginner Chinese reading section. The intermediate student is encouraged to become more independent from both and grow more confident about reading Chinese without direct support as in the beginner section.
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Star Wars: Episode IV (written and directed by George Lucas, 1977) was forbidden under communist rule. The only way to get the story out was through the publication of this very comic book (Popular Science Press 1980, 147 pages, PDF). It was first made available online by Maggie Greene and Brendan O'Kane. On a lighter note, this is also the perfect tool to learn your essential sci-fi vocabulary words in Chinese!
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