The first of the Simplex Series, Read Chinese Today unveils the mystery of Chinese writing by providing and describing the historical pictograph for each character, thus aiding the reader to identify, learn and memorize Chinese characters. This compact book is a perfect introductory book for anyone interested in the Chinese language. It is suitable for young students learning Chinese in school programs as well as seasoned tourists and business travelers. A photographic survey of a walking tour through San Francisco s Chinatown, complete with a street map and full explanations of the signs, makes it easier to learn some of the most common Chinese characters. The heart of the book is the dictionary of 68 characters containing the ancestral pictograph, the traditional Chinese character, the definition with the explanation of the ancestral roots of the character, and cross-references to the Chinatown photo section. Dozens of practice exercises designed to help memorize the meanings of the signs.
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Ping-gam Go, who descended from the Fukien province in China, was born in Java, Indonesia. He traveled abroad for his education, earning degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Amsterdam and post-graduate degrees in geology from Imperial College of Science & Technology in London and Leyden University in Holland. Ping-gam Go worked for Elsevier Publishing Company in Amsterdam as a science editor on the English translations of all Nobel Prize lectures. The Nobel Foundation in Sweden recognized him for his work as editor and for his contributions to these translations.
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Descripción Simplex Publications, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110962311332