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Remembering Simplified Hanzi: Book 1, How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters

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Author: Timothy W. Richardson, James W. Heisig
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 432 pages
Summary:
At long last the approach that has helped thousands of learners memorize Japanese kanji has been adapted to help students with Chinese characters. Book 1 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the simplified Chinese writing system, plus another 500 that are best learned at an early stage. (Book 2 adds another 1,500 characters for a total of 3,000.) Of critical importance to the approach found in these pages is the systematic arranging of characters in an order best suited to memorization. In the Chinese writing system, strokes and simple components are nested within relatively simple characters, which can, in turn, serve as parts of more complicated characters and so on. Taking advantage of this allows a logical ordering, making it possible for students to approach most new characters with prior knowledge that can greatly facilitate the learning process. Guidance and detailed instructions are provided along the way. Students are taught to employ "imaginative memory" to associate each character’s component parts, or "primitive elements," with one another and with a key word that has been carefully selected to represent an important meaning of the character. This is accomplished through the creation of a "story" that engagingly ties the primitive elements and key word together. In this way, the collections of dots, strokes, and components that make up the characters are associated in memorable fashion, dramatically shortening the time required for learning and helping to prevent characters from slipping out of memory.
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Writing Japanese With Ease: Kanji Stroke-by-Stroke

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Author: Mori Toshiko, Catherine Garnier
Publisher: Assimil Gmbh (2007)
Binding: Vinyl Bound, 272 pages
Summary:
Now that you have begun to master spoken Japanese with the two volumes of "Japanese with Ease", and you want to learn how to write this fascinating language, "Writing Japanese with Ease" is the book for you! You will learn the fundamentals of writing the characters of traditional Japan, borrowed from Chinese (Kanji). The book follows the 99 lessons of "Japanese with Ease", presenting the characters in order of appearance throughout the two volumes. The book lists each Kanji with its radical, its number of strokes, the different pronunciations of the character, and - of course - its meaning. For development of your writing skills, the stroke-by-stroke character lay-out will be very useful, teaching you the rules of writing Kanji. Don't miss the useful appendices such as the Table of Radicals, the Index listing Kanji by number of strokes, as well as the dialogue texts of "Japanese with Ease", given in standard written Japanese.
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Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (3rd Edition)

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Author: Henk de Groot, Christropher Seeley, Kenneth Hanshall, Florence Sakade
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
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Aozora: Intermediate-Advanced Communication

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Author: Noriko Fujii
Publisher: National Foreign Language Resource Center (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
Summary:
Aozora: Intermediate-Advanced Japanese Communication develops intermediate students' oral and written communicative skills and provides insights into Japanese society and culture. These materials encourage students to actively participate in a variety of authentic and intellectually stimulating activities including discussions of discourse and sociological aspects of the Japanese language. Three hours of natural language samples on CD provide the students with examples of language use in multiple social contexts and useful functions and topics. The set includes a student text with three accompanying audio CDs and an Instructor's Guide.
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Read Chinese, Book One

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Author: Fang-yu Wang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1982)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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"This basic beginning reader covers the first three hundred Chinese characters, in both simplified and traditional forms. The text uses both pinyin and Yale romanization where appropriate, and includes writing and stroke order charts. "
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Learn to Write Chinese Characters

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Author: Johan Björkstén
Publisher: Yale University Press (1994)
Binding: Paperback, 123 pages
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"Chinese characters are one of the most fascinating aspects of the language and occupy a prominent place in Chinese culture. Good handwriting is also very important in learning Chinese: the strokes that make up the characters must be written in a certain rigidly specified order, and they must also be written in a special way. This book is the only introductory manual for writing Chinese characters prepared specifically for an English-speaking audience. The author guides the reader through the fundamentals of writing and introduces the different types of script used in China today, their evolution, their place in Chinese tradition, and the relation among them. The book provides basic instruction in writing with a modern fountain pen rather than a brush. Only commonly used characters—both simplified and full forms—appear as examples and exercises. Also included is an explanation of how to look up characters in a Chinese dictionary. This attractive and charming book, full of anecdotes and calligraphic aphorisms, is both a useful classroom tool and an enjoyable reading experience for anyone with an interest in the language and culture of China."
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Leaning Chinese Characters From Ms.Zhang - From Characters To Words (B)

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Author: Zhang Huifen
Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture Univ Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 254 pages
Summary:
Learning Chinese Characters from Ms. Zhang is a set of textbooks for an elective course of Chinese characters for foreign students in China without any Chinese learning experience, especially those beginners coming from the non-Chinese character-culture. In consideration of the real situation, in which those foreign students learn Chinese characters in China, this set of textbooks includes Reading and Writing Chinese Characters and From Characters to Words, separating in a proper way the teaching of writing Chinese characters from that of reading Chinese characters.
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Leaning Chinese Characters From Ms.Zhang - From Characters To Words (A)

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Author: Zhang Huifen
Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture Univ. Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 223 pages
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Learning Chinese Characters from Ms. Zhang is a set of textbooks for an elective course of Chinese characters for foreign students in China without any Chinese learning experience, especially those beginners coming from the non-Chinese character-culture. In consideration of the real situation, in which those foreign students learn Chinese characters in China, this set of textbooks includes Reading and Writing Chinese Characters and From Characters to Words, separating in a proper way the teaching of writing Chinese characters from that of reading Chinese characters.
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Keys to Chinese Character Writing

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Author: Jing-Heng Sheng Ma
Publisher: The Chinese University Press (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
Summary:
Keys to Chinese Character Writing is designed to show beginners how to write Chinese characters properly. The book introduces the principles that govern the construction of Chinese characters, the basic strokes and the proper stroke order. It is accompanied by a DVD which clearly demonstrates how to write those Chinese characters introduced in the book. The book is an excellent companion to Keys to Chinese Language I and II (The Chinese University Press).
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Fundamentals of Chinese Characters

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Author: John Jing-hua Yin
Publisher: Yale University Press (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 424 pages
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"Fundamentals of Chinese Characters focuses on the connections between the shapes and meanings of basic Chinese characters, enabling students to learn to recognize and write Chinese characters before they learn to speak Chinese. Presenting fundamental knowledge of Chinese characters according to their intrinsic regularity rather than in the sequence often used in teaching spoken Chinese, this book enables teachers to offer students a course on Chinese characters alongside a Chinese language course at the elementary level. With interactive exercises, rhymes for all the characters covered in the book, and illustrations for all the basic characters, this book makes learning Chinese characters easy and fun. "
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