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Chineasy (TM): The New Way to Read Chinese (Paperback)
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Chineasy ™: The New Way to Read Chinese (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 10/03/2014
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Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners... until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she has developed a unique set of illustrations that are engaging and delightful, and offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and culture. The book's main section introduces the `radicals' - the key characters on which the language is built - and reveals how they can be combined to form a wealth of more complex words and phrases. In fewer than 200 pages, readers of all ages will have made the first steps towards a genuine appreciation of Chinese, loving every new character they learn.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500650288
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 240 x 180 x 21 mm

'Chineasy (TM)' is a `Life-Enhancer of the Year' - Wallpaper* Design Awards
'May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world ... In 25 minutes ShaoLan's method had done more for me than had two weeks of headaches clutching Collins's 'Easy Learning Chinese Characters' - Sunday Times
'Brilliantly simple ... It is truly a very accessible system - also for kids - and I am already getting the hang of it. Don't miss out on this. Get the book, put it on your night stand and read a few pages every evening. It will give you access to a whole new world' -
'Easy peasy it's Chineasy (TM)! ... Not only does it look fantastic, thanks to the illustrations by Noma Bar, but it really works too!' - Independent School Parent

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“Beautiful and Clever”

Fantastic! It's an absolutely beautifully designed book and a great way to be introduced to how Chinese symbols work. I've already recommended to two of my friends. A must have for those who are new to the... More

Paperback edition
21st March 2014
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“What a brilliant idea”

Using simple representative imagery to translate chinese characters into simple words and phrases, this book will give you an easy, quick way to get a foot in the door with chinese. The method involves combining the... More

Paperback edition
25th February 2014
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Amazing book, easy to understand and very didactic. Perfect for beginners!

Paperback edition
19th April 2017
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