Chinese Characters introduces readers to the art and meaning of Hanzi. Each Chinese character is displayed on its own page with its pronunciation, meaning, and a brief explanation of the character. An introduction details the history of Chinese characters and the way it has developed over the years. It even explains how digital techlogy has affected the use and art of Chinese characters.
About the Translator: James Trapp took his degree in Chinese at SOAS, University of London, specializing in Bronze Age art and archaeology and early Buddhist sculpture. He currently works part time coordinating the China schools' provision at the British Museum, and also as a consultant supporting the integration of China studies into the UK school curriculum.