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 3: 750 Vocabulary words: The Making of the First Emperor
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary words: The Making of the First Emperor
ISBN: 9787513814010 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 07/2017
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$3.83



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary Words: The Voluntary Hardships of King Goujian
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 3: 750 Vocabulary Words: The Voluntary Hardships of King Goujian
ISBN: 9787513813235 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 02/2017
Goujian, King of the State of Yue, forces himself to live in a humble woodshed. Before every meal, he tastes bile. Why does he treat himself so...
$3.83



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 4: 1000 Vocabulary Words: Bad Luck Guy's Sea Adventures (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 4: 1000 Vocabulary Words: Bad Luck Guy's Sea Adventures (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513810395 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016 | Reviews:
Wen Ruoxu was known for his bad luck. He always failed the imperial examinations and lost money in business. It had never occurred to him that his...
$3.80



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 4: 1000 Vocabulary Words: Romance of West Chamber
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 4: 1000 Vocabulary Words: Romance of West Chamber
ISBN: 9787513812467 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 03/2017
Zhang Sheng, a poor scholar, chances to meet Cui Yingying, the daughter of the late Counselor-in-Chief. The two eventually fall in love. But in...
$3.83



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 4: 1000 Vocabulary Words: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage (with MP3)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 4: 1000 Vocabulary Words: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage (with MP3)
ISBN: 9787513811040, 7513811040 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 01/2016
Do you know the Monkey King? If so, do you know that his master, Xuanzang, was a real historical figure? Xuanzang was a Buddhist monk during the Tang...
$3.80



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 5: 1500 Vocabulary Words: A Dream of Red Mansions (abridged)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 5: 1500 Vocabulary Words: A Dream of Red Mansions (abridged)
ISBN: 9787513816458 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 03/2019
$11.89



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 5: 1500 Vocabulary Words: Romance of the Three Kingdoms (abridged)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 5: 1500 Vocabulary Words: Romance of the Three Kingdoms (abridged)
ISBN: 9787513816465 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 03/2019
$10.08



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 6: 2500 Vocabulary Words: Journey to the West (Abridged)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 6: 2500 Vocabulary Words: Journey to the West (Abridged)
ISBN: 9787513813297 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 06/2017 | Reviews:
Monkey King, Pig and Sandy escort Master Xuanzang on an epic quest to obtain Buddhist scriptures. On their journey, they vanquish monsters and demons...
$9.88



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 6: 2500 Vocabulary words: Outlaws of the Marsh (Abridged)
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Level 6: 2500 Vocabulary words: Outlaws of the Marsh (Abridged)
ISBN: 9787513813228 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 07/2017
The awe-inspiring heroes represented by Lin Chong, Lu Zhishen and Song Jiang gather at Mount Liangshan. There they set up a banner at a towering...
$9.88



Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Xiao He: A Blessing and a Curse
Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader: Starter: 150 Vocabulary Words: Xiao He: A Blessing and a Curse
ISBN: 9787513814799 | Publisher: Sinolingua Press | Published on 08/2018
Han Xin is an outstanding military strategist in ancient China. His talents are finally recognized by Liu Bang, the King of Han who entrusts Han Xin...
$3.02