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What's in a Chinese Character

This is a really fun book. I originally found these cartoons in the China Daily newspaper which made me go buy the book. The cartoons are well done and will surely help you to recognize many Chinese characters.

Book Description


This fascinating book uses cartoons by Tan Huay Pent to illustrate the origin and development of Chinese characters to their present form. The historical background of the script is given, as well as information on the type of stroke, stroke sequence and Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Days, months and numbers in Chinese are also provided in the Appendix, making this book invaluable to anyone starting to learn Chinese.

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