By ShaoLanIllustrated by Bar, Noma
Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners ...until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building b...locks of the written language. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she has developed a unique set of illustrations that are engaging and delightful, and offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and culture. The books main section introduces the radicals the key characters on which the language is built and reveals how they can be combined to form a wealth of more complex words and phrases. In fewer than 200 pages, readers of all ages will have made the first steps towards a genuine appreciation of Chinese, loving every new character they learn.Read more
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ShaoLan is a writer, entrepreneur, angel investor and traveller. She is also a member of the boards of the Said Business School of Oxford University, Asia House and the New School Network (an organization backed by the British Government promoting educational reform).
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