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

Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese (Paperback)

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Paperback 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 books 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

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“Simplistic but so cool!”

I have been studying Chinese charaters for a couple of years and its really nice to have a book that so beautifully describes the origins and applications of the characters. I was a little disappointed by the scope, a... More

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14th March 2014
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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

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21st March 2014
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Even if you've no interest in learning Chinese, you'll still love this book, as it's as much a work of art as it is a guide to the language.
The illustrations for each character really do help to fix in... More

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17th March 2014
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