Chineasy everyday : learning Chinese through its culture /Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Description: 255 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0062439715; 9780062439710.Subject(s): Chinese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English | Chinese characters -- Pictorial works | Chinese characters -- Popular works | Pictorial works | Popular works | Textbooks -- for English speakers
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>A unique and highly entertaining introduction to the richness of Chinese language, culture, and civilization, built on the groundbreaking and hugely popular Chineasy visual learning method.</p> <p>To educate the world about the richness and character of China's people, customs, and heritage, entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy, a special building-block learning method that uses highly recognizable and appealing illustrations. She introduced her revolutionary teaching methodology and graphic language in her bestseller, Chineasy.</p> <p>In this standalone guide, she expands her scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture, including Numbers, Time & Dates, The Solar System & the Five Elements, People, Nature, Animals, How to Describe Things, Health & Well-being, Travel, City & Country, Shopping, Food & Drink, and Internet & Technology. She begins all twelve sections with an overview of key Chineasy characters, then presents the specific symbols relevant to each--providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate.</p> <p>Whether you are a student learning Mandarin, an executive pursuing business ties to Chinese companies, or a curious tourist traveling to China, this single-volume encyclopedia will stimulate the mind, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of our world.</p>
"Author and concept: ShaoLan Hsueh"--Title page verso.
Teaches more than four hundred of the most useful Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences.
The calligrapher's daughter -- How to use this book -- Numbers, time & dates -- The solar system & the five elements -- People -- Nature & weather -- Animals -- How to describe things -- Health & well-being -- Travel -- Cities & countries -- Modern life -- Food & drink -- Advanced phrases & sentences -- Reference.