The World of Chinese
52 Thousand-year-old Chinese Characters That Are Surprisingly Relevant Today
This book explores 52 Chinese characters from their ancient roots to modern usage. Each chapter contains explanations of the history and legends associated with the character, offering intriguing perspective on Chinese culture; quotes and idioms formed by the character that are insightful and fun to use in daily conversation; and strokes broken down by order, with space to practice handwriting. The book is suited for beginners to advanced Chinese learners, and anyone else interested in Chinese culture.
In this age of modern distractions, we may wish to remind ourselves of simpler times with the Chinese character for ‘ happy,’ or xi, which originally resembled an audience delighted by drumbeats