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The Lady in the Painting is a full-length story written in Chinese for low-intermediate level learners of Chinese as a foreign language. The story is told with vocabulary and structures familiar to students who have completed a basic course in Chinese. Using an inventory of only about 300 Chinese characters, it serves as an excellent transition between the short reading passages that students encounter in a basic level Chinese course and the longer and more demanding passages in subsequent levels.
The Lady in the Painting, Expanded Edition: Simplified Characters. Written by Claudia Ross and Jocelyn Ross. Published in 2007 by Yale University Press. 8 Lessons and 221 words. ISBN: 978-0300125160