Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters


by Heisig, James W.; Timothy W. Richardson

Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget  The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters

Price:  US$32.94   (SGD42.78*)
Format:  Paper Back, 424 pages
Published:  2009, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780824833237
SB#:  046211 (170)

About This Book

This is book 1 of a two-book "course" intended to help readers to quickly and efficiently learn the meaning and writing of the 3,000 most commonly used Chinese characters. By showing how to break down the complexities of the characters into their basic elements, assigning meanings to those elements, and arranging the characters in a unique and rational order, the method aims to make use of the structural properties of the writing system itself to reduce the burden on memory. Guidance and detailed instructions are provided, with readers taught to employ "imaginative memory" to associate each character's component parts with one another and with a key word that has been carefully selected to represent an important meaning of the character. In this way, the collection of dots, strokes, and components that make up the characters are associated in memorable fashion, dramatically shortening the time required for learning and remembering. With indexes.


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