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Traditional Chinese Characters
Traditional Chinese Characters

Traditional Chinese Characters

Learn & Remember 2,193 Character Meanings

An EZChinesey Guide


506 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: January 2013

ISBN 9780982232439

Rights: WOR (Jan 2013)

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The pioneering memory technique taught in this book removes the major obstacle to learning modern Mandarin Chinese: how to remember the meanings of more than 2,000 of the most common of traditional Chinese characters—enough to read more than 96 percent of the characters in almost any Chinese text. The lessons included here will help to learn new definitions at a breakneck pace, build up new characters using characters already learned, develop memory tricks to associate meanings with these characters, and fix meanings and characters forever in the mind. This unique manual provides a sure-fire way to master the most challenging and intimidating aspect of learning Chinese, vital for any student of the Chinese language.


“Alan Hoenig makes learning and remembering Chinese characters fun and easy. Sharing his secrets to mastering 2,000 of the most common Chinese characters, Hoenig has produced one of the best books I have come across for learning the language spoken by more than a billion people around the world.” —Choon Fong Shih, president, National University of Singapore

Author Biography

Dr. Alan Hoenig is a professor of mathematics at the John Jay College of the City University of New York. He is the author of Chinese Characters and Eating Out in China. He lives in New York City.