Book Series: Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader

For students who study Chinese as a foreign language, it's crucial for them to enlarge the scope of their reading to improve their comprehension skills. The "Rainbow Bridge" Graded Chinese Reader series is designed to provide a collection of interesting and useful Chinese reading materials. This series grades each volume by its vocabulary level and brings the learners into every scene through vivid storytelling. The series has the following features:

I. A gradual approach by grading the volumes based on vocabulary levels.
We have consulted the New HSK Vocabulary (2012 Revised Edition), the Graded Chinese Syllables, Characters and Words for the Application of Teaching Chinese to the Speakers of Other Languages (National Standard) and the 1,500 Commonly Used High Frequency Chinese Vocabulary, along with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to design the "Rainbow Bridge" vocabulary grading standard. The series is divided into seven levels (Starter*, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6) for students at different stages in their Chinese education to choose from. For each level, new words are no more than 20% of the vocabulary amount as specified in the corresponding HSK and CEFR levels. As the levels progress, the passage length will in turn increase. 

The following table indicates the corresponding "Rainbow Bridge" level.HSK and CEFR levels, the vocabulary amount, and number of characters.

       Level       Starter            1            2            3            4           5          6
        HSK
   CEFR Level
 
      HSK1
  CEFR Level
       A1
       HSK1-2
   CEFR Level
      A1-A2
        HSK2-3
   CEFR Level
       A2-B1
       HSK3
  CEFR Level
        A2-B1
       HSK3-4
   CEFR Level
        B1
        HSK4
   CEFR Level
        B1-B2
       HSK5
  CEFR Level
       B2-C1
  Vocabulary          150           300            500          750         1000         1500         2500
   Characters         1000          2500          5000         7500        10,000        15,000       25,000


2 Intriguing stories on various themes.

The series features engaging stories known for their twists and turns as well as deeply touching plots. The readers will find it a joyful experience to read the stories. The topics are selected from Chinese mythology, legends, folklore, literary classics, biographies of renowned people and historical tales. Such widely ranged topics would exert an invisible, yet formative, influence on readers' understanding of Chinese culture and history.

3 Reasonably structured and easy to use.

For each volume of the "Rainbow Bridge"series, apart from a Chinese story, they also provide an introduction to the main characters in Chinese and English, new words with English explanations and sample sentences ,and an English translation of the story .followed by comprehension exercises and a vocabulary list to help users read and understand the story and improve their Chinese reading skills. The exercises are mainly presented as objective questions that take on various forms with moderate difficulty. Moreover, keys to exercises are also provided.The series can be used by teachers in class or by students for self-study.


Track Series

Image Item Name Price
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1 300 Vocabulary words: A Stone on Trial
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1 300 Vocabulary words: A Stone on Trial
ISBN: 9787513814782 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 08/2018
Having been robbed of all his goods, a businessman asks for help from a local official Lord Guo. Surprisingly, Lord Guo conducts a trial by...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1 300 Vocabulary words: Tomb of Three Kings
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1 300 Vocabulary words: Tomb of Three Kings
ISBN: 751380978X, 9787513809788 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
The King of Chu ordered Ganjiang, a blacksmith, to make the most powerful sword for him. However, as the sword was cast, Ganjiang was brutally killed...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary Words: Gonggong and the Heaven Pillar
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary Words: Gonggong and the Heaven Pillar
ISBN: 9787513811941 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 09/2016
Gong Gong, the Water God, led his troops to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the God of Heaven. Faced with defeat, Gong Gong knocked down the...
$3.02



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary Words: Magical Lotus Lantern
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary Words: Magical Lotus Lantern
ISBN: 9787513809894 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
Saint Mother, a goddess on Mount Hua, fell in love with Liu Yanchang, an immortal. The two of them had a son named Chenxiang. God Erlang, Saint...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary words: Nvwa, the Goddess of Mankind
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary words: Nvwa, the Goddess of Mankind
ISBN: 7513809917, 9787513809917 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
In ancient Chinese mythology, Nüwa was the goddess who created the universe. She was half woman and half snake. Legend claimed that she created...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary words: The Assassin and the King
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary words: The Assassin and the King
ISBN: 7513809771, 9787513809771 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
The State of Qin, a powerful state, intended to annex other smaller states. To fight against Qin, the Crown Prince of Yan entrusted Jing Ke to...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary words: The Yong Man Beneath the Osmanthus Tree
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 1: 300 Vocabulary words: The Yong Man Beneath the Osmanthus Tree
ISBN: 7513809909, 9787513809900 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
According to Chinese mythology, the shadow that appeared on the moon was actually an osmanthus tree. There was a young man named Wu Gang who was...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words Zhongqing and Lanzhi, A Chinese Tragedy (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words Zhongqing and Lanzhi, A Chinese Tragedy (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513809764 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
Long ago, marriage decisions were made by parenets in China. A Gril named Liu Lanzhi married a petty offical named Jiao Zhongqing, and they loved...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Butterfly Lovers (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Butterfly Lovers (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513809757 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016 | Reviews:
In ancient China, girls were not allowed to go to school. Zhu Yingtan, a young studious lady had to disguise herself as a man so she can study in a...
$3.00



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Four Ancient Beauties:Wang Zhaojun (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 2: 500 Vocabulary Words: Four Ancient Beauties:Wang Zhaojun (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810371 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
Wang Zhaojun was among the four Great Beauties in ancient China. She was a talented and beautiful maidservant in the Han palace. Her life took a...
$3.00