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Understanding Chinese Characters by Their Ancestral Forms

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Ping-gam Go unveils the mystery of Chinese writing by providing and describing the historical pictograph for each character, thus aiding the reader to identify, learn and memorize Chinese characters. The book includes: Dictionary of 288 characters, containing Mandarin and Cantonese pronunciation, ancestral pictograph, traditional Chinese character, definition, with cross references to the Chinatown photo section As a means to teach some of the most common Chinese characters, Mr. Go provides a full-color photographic survey of a walking tour through San Francisco Chinatown, complete with full explanations of the signs. Dozens of practice exercises to help you memorize the meanings of the signs in Chinatown This compact book is perfect for anyone interested in learning the Chinese language. It is suitable for young students learning in after-school Chinese programs as well as the seasoned tourist.

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Ping-gam Go reveals the meaning of Chinese characters by means of their ancestral forms. He unveils the mystery of Chinese writing by providing and describing the historical pictograph for each character, thus aiding the reader to identify, learn and memorize Chinese characters. The reader will discover that it takes little effort and imagination to understand the most common and widely used characters. Go provides a full-color photo survey of San Francisco's Chinatown and a dictionary of 288 Chinese characters. The book includes: ? Character finder, divided into simple, intermediate, and complex categories ? Dictionary of 288 characters, containing Mandarin and Cantonese pronunciation, ancestral pictograph, traditional Chinese character, definition, with cross references to the Chinatown photo section ? A full-color photographic survey of a walking tour through San Francisco Chinatown Content is identical to the 3rd edition except for the new cover and foreword.

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Offering dozens of practice exercises, Ping-Gam Go reveals the meaning of Chinese characters by means of their ancestral forms. Includes a full-color photographic survey of a walking tour through San Francisco's Chinatown.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780962311376
Publisher:
Simplex Publications
Subject:
Chinese
Author:
Go, Ping-Gam
Subject:
Asia - Far East
Edition Number:
4
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
126
Dimensions:
8.42x5.30x.36 in. .46 lbs.

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Product details 126 pages Simplex Publications - English 9780962311376 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ping-gam Go reveals the meaning of Chinese characters by means of their ancestral forms. He unveils the mystery of Chinese writing by providing and describing the historical pictograph for each character, thus aiding the reader to identify, learn and memorize Chinese characters. The reader will discover that it takes little effort and imagination to understand the most common and widely used characters. Go provides a full-color photo survey of San Francisco's Chinatown and a dictionary of 288 Chinese characters. The book includes: ? Character finder, divided into simple, intermediate, and complex categories ? Dictionary of 288 characters, containing Mandarin and Cantonese pronunciation, ancestral pictograph, traditional Chinese character, definition, with cross references to the Chinatown photo section ? A full-color photographic survey of a walking tour through San Francisco Chinatown Content is identical to the 3rd edition except for the new cover and foreword.
"Synopsis" by , Offering dozens of practice exercises, Ping-Gam Go reveals the meaning of Chinese characters by means of their ancestral forms. Includes a full-color photographic survey of a walking tour through San Francisco's Chinatown.
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