Where to import Chinese content from

Hey guys I’d really appreciate if you can indicate some resources where I can import both audio/text for practicing Mandarin. The only resource where I’ve been able to do so is Mandarinbean.com. It seems most of Chinese videos on youtube don’t have chinese CC .
Thanks in advance!

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I have tried using the following steps to find youtube videos with CC in the target language:

  • Use Google Translate to translate search keywords into target language
  • Paste the translated keywords into Youtube Search
  • Filter the search results to show only videos with subtitles/CC
  • Then open a few of the top videos
  • For each of the video, visit the channel which publishes the videos
  • Go to video list and you can get a feel whether the channel usually produces videos with subtitles.
  • For quick count, I use Ctrl + F to find how many times the word CC appears on the whole page.

For example, this is a channel I have come across using Da Vinci Code (达芬奇密码) keyword

You can pretty much find channels which has videos on various subjects.

I have also used variation of this method to find novels using Google Search and then Google Translate to translate the webpages of promising sites.

For novels you can try:

Hope this helps.

Some pointers, and a long list of curated books/audio at the end for general reference :

  1. As others have touched on:

To get a broad list of youtube channels, in mandarin with CC, on topics you like → go to youtube advanced search put in the chinese characters you want to search, select soft subs in the search filter, put in -eng to clear out the one’s with primarily english subs.

Search every few days, or few weeks, and you’ll gather up the main / most popular channels related to your search terms.

As a general example, I use this link every few days, and have built up a pretty cool list of interesting mandarin youtube channels :

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=的+-eng&sp=EgIoAQ%253D%253D

I’ll normally save channels either according to topic , or by accent if just a vlog.

For example:
Dongbei accent (the older ones have CC): 兴凯湖莹莹 - YouTube
Standard accent: (mainlanders working in Singapore - older ones have CC): Belinda Chen - YouTube
Beijing/northern and a good travel vlog: 杨旭游记 - YouTube
Hilarious Shanbei accent and earthy lifestyle : Xia jie from shanbei - YouTube

Tech gear : Mediastorm影视飓风 - YouTube
Lifestyle: 一条Yit - YouTube
etc

  1. One of (if not - the) best native podcast , with reasonably faithful transcripts is Gushi FM :

https://storyfm.cn/published-stories/

  1. Beginner to intermediate: I’d recommend

Popup Chinese: http://popupchinese.com/
Chinesepod : http://chinesepod.com/
Mandarin Corner: Mandarin Corner - YouTube
Slow Chinese: there are a few courses of this on lingq , full archive is here: Archive | 慢速中文 Slow Chinese
The Chairman’s Bao : http://www.thechairmansbao.com/
Wolf and Huahua series : Login - LingQ

(You are best off with these imo, and stick to Mandarin-only content on these sites. For example - only listen to the mandarin-only dialogue files at cpod)

Advanced: I’d recommend Mandarin chat radio with transcripts as the “gold standard” for advanced learning Mandarin:

For example:
Chat Radio Transcripts - Mandarin: Login - LingQ
Longer Chats: Login - LingQ

  1. Books+audio: Way , way back in the day u/chialtism at r/chinesebookclub ran the best curated threads on monthly Chinese reading - often linking to both transcript, audio + background interviews and info. Pretty much was a priceless resource now kind of lost to the Chinese learning community

I’ll resurrect the key links here :
色,戒 by 张爱玲 Reddit - Dive into anything
莎菲女士的日记 by 丁玲 Reddit - Dive into anything
京華煙雲 by 林語堂 Reddit - Dive into anything
網內人 by 陳浩基 Reddit - Dive into anything
家 by 巴金 Reddit - Dive into anything
人之彼岸 by 郝景芳 Reddit - Dive into anything
边城 by 沈从文 Reddit - Dive into anything
棋王 by 張系國 Reddit - Dive into anything
极花 by 贾平凹 Reddit - Dive into anything
死亡通知单:暗黑者 by 周浩晖
Reddit - Dive into anything
荒山之恋 by 王安忆 荒山之恋 by 王安忆 Reddit - Dive into anything
雪山飞狐 by 金庸 Reddit - Dive into anything
圈子圈套 by 王强 Reddit - Dive into anything
親愛的安德烈 by 龍應台 Reddit - Dive into anything
城南旧事 by 林海音 Reddit - Dive into anything
我想和这个世界谈谈" by 韩寒 Reddit - Dive into anything
临界·爵迹 by 郭敬民 Reddit - Dive into anything
蒙着眼睛的旅行者 by 朱岳 Reddit - Dive into anything
下面,我该干些什么 by 阿乙 Reddit - Dive into anything
猫城记 by 老舍 Reddit - Dive into anything
呐喊 written by 鲁迅 Reddit - Dive into anything
年月日 by 阎连科 Reddit - Dive into anything
解密 by 麦家 Reddit - Dive into anything
三体 covering chapters 12/13 to 23/24 Reddit - Dive into anything
三体 covering chapters 1 to 11/12 Reddit - Dive into anything
三体 by 刘慈欣 Reddit - Dive into anything
生死场 by 萧红 Reddit - Dive into anything
撒哈拉的故事 by 三毛 Reddit - Dive into anything
原谅我红尘颠倒 by 慕容雪村 Reddit - Dive into anything
流星‧蝴蝶‧剑 by 古龙 Reddit - Dive into anything
妻妾成群 by 苏童 Reddit - Dive into anything
《告别薇安》by 安妮宝贝 Reddit - Dive into anything
《第七天》by 余华 Reddit - Dive into anything
《师傅越来越幽默》by 莫言 + intermediate reading Reddit - Dive into anything
《三重门》by 韩寒 Reddit - Dive into anything
卢新华《伤痕》and 刘心武《班主任》 Reddit - Dive into anything
《黄金时代》by 王小波 Reddit - Dive into anything
余华 《活着》 https://www.reddit.com/r/chinesebookclub/comments/2xrfc1/march_selection_余华_活着/

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Hi, the Peking University HSK series are pretty good. I think all of them have Chinese CC except for the HSK1 series: