ShaoLan Hsueh Thames & Hudson Published: August 2018 Price: £7.95
For those who think that it would be massively difficult to learn to read Chinese characters, then this is the book for you.
Entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy® to educate the world about the richness of Chinese culture through its written language. Her visual, building-block-style teaching method makes learning characters surprisingly simple. By learning common characters, you can grasp and communicate basic words and phrases while travelling.
With fantastic illustrations by Noma Bar, this guide breaks down essential characters for reading directions, making purchases, using public transport, ordering food from a menu, and more.
ShoaLan also explains the history and cultural influences behind each character, which helps you to learn the fundamental building-blocks. This book is the perfect pocket-sized companion to help you break down the barriers of language and culture, and broaden your traveling horizons in the Chinese-speaking world.