Reading and Writing - Chinese A Comprehensive Guide to the Chinese Writing System

ISBN-10: 0804832064

ISBN-13: 9780804832069

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: William McNaughton, Li Ying, William Mcnaughton

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This edition offers more characters and combinations with definitions and explanations, memorisation hints and stroke order diagrams. The result is a more efficient, more convenient and up-to-date introduction to the Chinese writing system.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 9/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386

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 to the Revised Edition
Preface
Student's Guide
The Writing System
Explanatory Notes
How to Write the Characters
The Pronunciation of Chinese
1,062 Basic Characters and Elements of the Writing System
Remaining Characters of the "1,020 List" and the "2,000 List"
Alphabetical Index
Stroke Count-Stroke Order Index
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