In this workbook, playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. It also features short facts that illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of its shape.
Where Chineasy's books, flashcards and memory game helped learners to recognize a diverse range of characters, this workbook offers the opportunity to practise writing Chinese characters. Noma Bar's playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. Short facts illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of its shape, while a guide to the correct stroke order and grids to help with spacing allow learners to perfect their writing skills. Maintaining the innovative visual identity of the Chineasy (TM) brand, the workbook is the perfect complement to the existing range, but is also self- standing and doesn't require learners to be familiar with the method.
'ShaoLan demystifies Chinese characters through attractive graphics and imaginative activities. A very engaging book for young learners of Chinese'
James Trapp, Primary Network Coordinator University College London, IOE, Confucius Institute for Schools
About the Author
Born in Taipei and now living in London, ShaoLan Hsueh is a creator, entrepreneur, geek, writer, traveller and dreamer.
Chineasy is based on a method that ShaoLan designed to help her two British born children learn to read Chinese. She launched Chineasy after a rousingly well-received TED Talk in Long Beach, California in 2013. Her aim with Chineasy is to help anyone in the world to understand China, Chinese culture and its language.
For her this is also an arts project, as she grew up in an artistic family, being the daughter of a ceramic artist and a calligrapher. She is connecting the dots by going back to her artistic upbringing, and connecting her life's journey through the East and West.