Reading Chinese

I’m very pleased that Da-Chang Guan started translating Crash Dump Analysis Patterns into Chinese. I’m personally thinking about translating them to Russian too, my native language. 

Please visit his blog where he also mentions Windows Academic Program I didn’t know about before. Definitely it is good to learn about Windows Internals by studying Windows source code. Now there is an alternative to studying free Linux source code in university operating system courses. 

If you are interested in learning Chinese language I’d like also to recommend some books that will help you to learn to read traditional Chinese. I’m learning it now and here I would recommend the Chinese Reader series (I own and I’m studying the first two at the moment):

My personal opinion and belief is that if you ignore writing and speaking then learning to read Chinese becomes less arduous task. If you like linguistics and languages like me I would also recommend the following two popular books that I read some time ago:

and the more linguistic one I read too: 

I have another book I haven’t read yet but it is on my reading list:

I became interested in English grammar and eventually in other languages and linguistics during my work for Programming Research Ltd., global leader in software quality and coding standards, 4 years ago when I was working on extending and writing new C++ semantics components for their C++ static analysis product. 

- Dmitry Vostokov -

3 Responses to “Reading Chinese”

  1. Olive Says:

    Dear Dmitry,
    You also have online material to learn chinese, just as this 40 mandarin audio lessons:
    Hope you’ll like it…

  2. Dmitry Vostokov Says:


  3. Chinese Says:

    There are some free podcast mp3 Chinese lessons designed by Shanghai East Radio Station on Learn Mandarin ( ). You can try.

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