Anyone traveling to or fascinated by East Asian cultures will enjoy this innovative guide to 200 common symbols used in both Chinese and Japanese. Progressing from pictographs (“field” 田) to joined-meaning characters (“bright” 明), here is an intuitive approach that makes learning easy. You will also discover the secret to meaning-sound characters (“near” 近), which are the majority of symbols.
* Clear explanations
* Over 200 color photos and illustrations
* Sample sentences in Chinese & Japanese
* Enjoy proverbs, maps and historical notes on East Asia