Picture Within A Picture
An Illustrated Guide to the Origins of Chinese Characters
By Shi Zhengyu. 7" x 10", 545 pages, paperback. This book lists 526 Chinese characters, each of which is accompanied by a short article/story and an illustration which vividly depict the origin and evolution of the character. The characters have been divided into 3 parts according to their meanings and a index will help readers easily find the character they are looking for. After reading this book, readers will find Chinese less difficult to learn.