At last-there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short stories, and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks.
Alison Matthews is a statistician who has worked in the oil, aviation, tourism, medical and software industries. Laurence Matthews is the author of the Kanji Fast Finder and Chinese Character Fast Finder books.