Toronto Globe & Mail 7/5/08
“[A] delightful cultural and linguistic history.”
“Deserve[s] special mention…Lavishly illustrated.”
London Review of Books, 2008
“A fascinating introduction to Chinese language and culture. Beautifully designed and illustrated with photographs, calligraphy and drawings.”
Shelf Awareness’s “Top Ten of 2009,” 12/15/2009
“For those of us fascinated by Chinese, this offers detailed histories of many basic characters, showing their earliest forms, which often were representational, and their stylized modern versions.”
I bought this book and gave it to my students who are learning Chinese with me. They love it very much. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Shuming Cheng
So fascinating as the title implies.
It affectionately describes many important Chinese characters. Read more
I bought this book as a gift and I'm pretty sure it was never read. The information is somewhat interesting, but obviously not very interested for my friend studying Chinese.Published 17 months ago by MEG
The size of this book is really handy, easy to read and carry. The reason I love this book is it covers a really massive histories about the transition of Chinese letters, and the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by You Zhang
A very insightful and interesting way to know about Chinese character!
We could see the origin of nowadays traditional Chinese character, and the history that is told in a... Read more