Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles in the ‘About Hacking Chinese’ category Page 9

  1. Hacking Chinese back again after server crash

    As you might have noticed, Hacking Chinese was down for almost a week and went online again only this morning. The server that hosted the site crashed (hard disk failure) and I had to restore everything from backups, which were fortunately made fairly recently. Some comments might have been lost, but otherwise all content is […]

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  2. Hacking Chinese 2011/2012: What was and what will be

    2011 has ended, 2012 has just begun. This is an excellent time to review what’s happened during Hacking Chinese’s first year online. It’s also an opportunity to talk a little bit about the future. In what direction do you want Hacking Chinese to move?

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  3. About opening doors and the paths beyond

    Hacking Chinese is about opening doors and showing the paths beyond, but what does that mean? Why is it useful to read other people’s advice? In this article I argue that it’s essential to familiarise oneself with many different methods, not to find the correct way of doing something, but to find better ways and provide contrast to one’s own learning process.

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  4. A pre-launch plea for help

    Since I started studying Chinese, I’ve realised that there are many things to learn that no textbook and few teachers will tell you. I’m not talking about things in ordinary books here, but on how to study Chinese. As you probably know, I’ve written extensively about this on my website for many years, but I’ve now decided that it’s time to write something more serious about it. To start with, I’m going to launch a new website called Hacking Chinese, but my goal is ultimately to write a book about learning Chinese.

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  5. Requirements to be met before site launch

    Even though the site is available from now on, there are a few things I want to accomplish before launching the site officially. If you feel something is missing in this list or have any suggestions of any kind, please let me know! This article simply summarises what I have left to do before launching the site officially.

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  6. Domain name registered, software installed

    After having registered the domain name and installed the necessary software, Hacking Chinese is now working properly. This is not a formal launch, however, although I won’t try to stop people from finding their way here, I’m not going to launch the project properly until a number of conditions have been met. These conditions involve […]

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