Chinese Characters

ISBN-10: 0521186609

ISBN-13: 9780521186605

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Jiantang Han

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Han Jiantang provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the fascinating history and development of the written Chinese language, from pictograms painted on rocks and pottery and ancient inscriptions to the refined art of calligraphy and the characters in use today. Chinese Characters will appeal to readers looking for an introduction to the rich but complex Chinese language and to all those interested in the relationship between language and culture.
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List price: $44.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Mary Briggs is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick where she teaches across a range of the Institute's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Mary was an Early Years, primary and SEN teacher for many years, including deputy and headship before working as an academic in the University sector.Alice Hansen is the Director of Children Count Ltd where she is educational consultant. Her work includes running professional development courses and events for teachers and teacher trainers, research and publishing. Alice has worked in education in England and abroad. Prior to her current work she was a primary mathematics tutor and the programme leader for a full-time primary PGCE programme at a large university in England.Han Jiantang is Professor of Chinese Language at Tianjin Normal University. He has been teaching Chinese for over twenty years, and his book Chinese Culture (1994) was adopted by the China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. He has published numerous works on the culture of Chinese characters and language and has had his art and calligraphy displayed in galleries around China.

the Emergence of Written Language
The Graphic Characters of River Civilization
The Origin of the Han Characters
Legends in Ancient Times
The Han Characters� Origin in Drawings
The Evolution of the Han Character�s Forms
Ancient Drawing-Like Characters
Modern Characters Dissimilar to Drawings
The Development of Mainstream Han Characters
The Formation of the Han Characters
The Ancient Formation of the "Six Categories�
Methods of Forming the Han Characters
The Form and Structure of the Modern Han Characters
The Profound Mystery of the Han Characters
Why the Han Characters have Square Forms
Perspective in the Han Characters
Chinese History Narrated in Han Characters
Social Life in Ancient Times
Revealing Ancient Civilization
The Art of the Han Characters
The Calligraphic Art of Han Characters
Han Characters in Commercial Art
The Seal Art of the Han Characters
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