Victor Mair’s latest post at Language Log introduces a new U.S.-based newspaper, the Huayu Xuebao (Mandarin Learning Newspaper, 華語學報), which is similar to Taiwan’s Guoyu Ribao (Mandarin Daily News), the main difference being the former uses Hanyu Pinyin while the latter uses zhuyin fuhao (bopo mofo).
Well, actually the Huayu Xuebao doesn’t use proper Pinyin (see recent remarks). But I’m so happy to see this long-needed paper that I’ll hold my tongue for now.
Unfortunately, the paper doesn’t have its Web site ready yet — not that the long-established Guoyu Ribao is much better at that, at least when it comes to texts as they appear in the newspaper. So, for more information about the Huayu Xuebao, write learningnewspaper [AT] yahoo.com or phone +1-201-288-9188 (New Jersey).
There’s also a sample issue.
source: How to learn to read Chinese, Language Log, May 25, 2008
The sample issue that you posted looks eerily like the kids section (one half of a single page) in the World Journal (華語學報); Traditional characters with pinyin. Even the type of content and font face used is the same. Perhaps there is a connection between the two.
Thanks for the tip, Shaun. Do you know if that part is available online? I looked at the Shìjiè Rìbào’s Web site but didn’t see anything in Pinyin. I might have been too distracted, though, by all those animations on the home page.
Sorry, but I’m not familiar with the paper’s website. I usually just tear out that page from a physical copy.
At least this learning newspaper has a pdf. The Guoyu Ribao (Mandarin Daily News) seems to be available in paper only. Where can one find eliterature with pinyin or bupumufu? Books are heavy for an adult like me(let alone a kid)
The pinyin is so small I cannot read it even with a magnifier. I very mu h would like to be able to read it!
@James, the sample issue is a PDF, which at least in this case means all the text in it can be enlarged as much as you like without it getting blurry.