Free Beginner's 'Introduction to Mandarin' Tutorial
news in bilingual texts
audio and video lessons
Chinese Character Flashcards (Traditional Version)
The Red Brush project is a collection of texts in Chinese from a wide range of writings from Imperial China, by and about women writers. The website for this collection is available in both English and Chinese.
This site contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology. No Chinese software is necessary - characters are displayed as images. Links to English translations are included for most works.
extensive resource lists for learning Chinese
The San Zi Jing was written in the 13th century to instruct children in the basics of Confucian principles, history, philosophy, and to brain wash them into working hard and striving to do their best. It is attributed to Wang Yinlin (王应麟 1223—1296), a noted scholar of the Song dynasty. It was used as we use Grimm or perhaps the Little Golden Books; as a basic primer for pre-literate children.
Oxford University resources
flashcard type program for learning characters
genealogy and dictionary of Chinese characters
Conversational Mandarin Chinese Online
lists of tools to people who are already studying and using Chinese.