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The New Way to Read Chinese



'May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world...' Sunday Times

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Chineasy™ is a new visual method created to make reading Chinese characters fun and easy. By learning the most commonly occurring characters - the building blocks of the entire language - readers can swiftly grasp basic concepts and words, and gain confidence and insight into Chinese language and culture.

The more building blocks you learn, the more characters and phrases you can produce - and that's what makes Chineasy™ so easy!

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'Chineasy™' is a ‘Life-Enhancer of the Year'
Wallpaper* Design Awards

'Easy peasy it’s Chineasy™! … Not only does it look fantastic, thanks to the illustrations by Noma Bar, but it really works too!'
Independent School Parent

'Brilliantly simple … It is truly a very accessible system - also for kids - and I am already getting the hang of it. Don’t miss out on this. Get the book, put it on your night stand and read a few pages every evening. It will give you access to a whole new world'

'May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world … In 25 minutes ShaoLan’s method had done more for me than had two weeks of headaches clutching Collins’s 'Easy Learning Chinese Characters'
Sunday Times

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound

Size: 24.0 x 18.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Publication date: 10 March 2014

ISBN: 9780500650288

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Characters and constructions: the Calligrapher’s Daughter; Why Chineasy?; How to use the Book; Writing, Spacing, Speaking 101 • 2. The Basics: Building Blocks, Compounds, Phrases; Advanced Sentences • 3. Story – Peter and the Wolf

About the Author

ShaoLan is a writer, entrepreneur, angel investor and traveller. She is also a member of the boards of the Saïd Business School of Oxford University, Asia House and the New School Network (an organization backed by the British Government promoting educational reform).