What's in a Chinese Character
Edited by Li Shujuan. 7" x 10", 151 pages, paperback. This fascinating book uses cartoons to illustrate the origin and development of Chinese characters to their present form. The historical background of the script is given, as well as information on the type of stoke, stroke sequence and Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Days, months and numbers in Chinese are also provided in the Appendix, making this book invaluable to learn Chinese.