here are some of my suggestions.
1."Love is the best teacher". People begin to love taking picture when they find they have something in mind to express and taking picture is the most easy way to do so.
2. Camera is easy to handle but great picture is difficult to be taken. I stronly suggest you to see(or watch) as much works of great photographies as possible. These works will not only encourge you to keep taking photos but also improve your abilily to know good pictures(ti gao yan jie in Chinese)
3. One book I think good for a beginner is a photography text from New York Photography Institute(niu yue she yang xue yuan she yang jiao cheng in Chinese). It is a classic text book and never forget to encourge its reader by terrific pictures.
4. I will land at the beginning of June and I will take a lot of books related to photography with me. I am glad to share the books with your guys.