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Reading and Writing - Chinese

ISBN-10: 0804835098
ISBN-13: 9780804835091
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: "Reading & Writing Chinese is a classic, best-selling introduction for beginning students to the Chinese writing system. This simplified character edition presents Chinese characters in the writing system used in the world today. This edition  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

"Reading & Writing Chinese is a classic, best-selling introduction for beginning students to the Chinese writing system. This simplified character edition presents Chinese characters in the writing system used in the world today. This edition includes 1100 new combinations of characters, 70 new notes on language usage, and an updated introduction to the Chinese writing system that incorporates insights into the contemporary state of the Chinese language.

Jiageng Fan specializes in the linguistic relationship between the Chinese and Japanese languages and scripts, focusing on the etymology of characters. He has lived, studied and taught Chinese, Japanese and/or English in China and Australia and has traveled extensively. After obtaining a B.A. at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, then working as a magazine editor, he moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, where he earned a First Class Honours Degree from the University of Canterbury.William McNaughton was the founding teacher of Chinese at Oberlin College. From 1986 he taught at Hong Kong's City University, where he was the founding program leader of the BA (Honours) program in Translation and Interpretation.

Preface
Student's Guide
The Writing System
Explanatory Notes
How to Write the Characters
The Pronunciation of Chinese
1,067 Basic Characters and Elements of the Writing System
Remaining Characters of the "A" List, "B" List, and "C" List
Alphabetical Index
Stroke Index
Chart of Modern Radicals
Chart of Traditional Radicals

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