Chineasy: 100 Postcards: The New Way to Read Chinese

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9780062365552: Chineasy: 100 Postcards: The New Way to Read Chinese

A collection of 100 gorgeous full-color postcards featuring delightful Chineasy pictograms—the revolutionary visual method that makes learning to read and write Chinese simple and fun.

ShaoLan Hsueh used her entrepreneurial and cultural background to create Chineasy—a groundbreaking system for quickly learning the basic building blocks of written Chinese, which is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she “unpicked” Chinese characters, turning them into pictograms that are engaging, delightful, and easy to remember.

This charming companion to Chineasy—the acclaimed book that made her graphic educational system available to everyone—contains dozens of postcards, each featuring one large Chinese character in pictogram on the front. The back includes the original “unpicked” Chinese character, its English translation, and a concise description. The pictogram is also repeated in miniature in the postage area.

With Chineasy Postcards, anyone can express a sentiment in Chinese—and share this groundbreaking learning system—one character at a time.

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About the Author:

Born in Taipei,SHAOLANis an entrepreneur, world traveler, and writer. She has written best-selling books on software, and her first internet venture became a major player in the Greater China arena in the late 1990s. After moving to London to pursue studies at the University of Cambridge, in 2005, she founded Caravel Capital which invests in young technology companies. She is a member of the boards of the Said Business School of Oxford University, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Asia House, and the New School Network. She lives in London, England.

Israeli-bornNORMA BARis a celebrated illustrator based in London.

Review:

“These cute images make reading Chinese characters ‘Chineasy.’” (NPR's "Code Switch" Blog)

“In her delightful book...Hsueh offers an inspired approach to learning more than 400 Chinese characters.” (San Francisco Chronicle Blog)

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