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Learn to write Chinese characters

Author: Johan Björkstén
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1994]
Series: Yale language series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a manual for writing Chinese characters prepared specifically for an English-speaking audience. The author guides the reader through the fundamentals of writing and introduces the different types of script used in China today, their evolution, their place in Chinese tradition, and the relations among them. The book provides basic instruction in writing with a modern fountain pen rather than a brush.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Björkstén
ISBN: 0300057717 9780300057713
OCLC Number: 29256698
Language Note: Translation of: Lär dig skriva kinesiska tecken. - Text in English and Chinese.
Description: ix, 123 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The History and Structure of Characters. Looking Up Characters in a Dictionary --
The Aesthetics of Characters: Alive on Paper --
Writing Characters. The Tools of Writing. Now to Practice. The Basic Strokes. Some Composite Strokes. Stroke Order --
The Aesthetics of Characters: Composition. Some Characters Have a Key Stroke. Characters Fit in Imaginary Squares. Repeated Elements Are Executed with Variation. Some Characters Have Left and Right Parts. Some Characters Have Left, Middle, and Right Parts. Some Characters Have a Top-Bottom Structure. Framed Characters. A Few Difficult Characters --
The Radicals --
A Poem and More Characters to Practice. "A Thought on a Still Night" Characters to Practice.
Series Title: Yale language series.
Other Titles: Lär dig skriva kinesiska tecken.
Responsibility: Johan Björkstén.
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An introductory manual for writing Chinese characters specifically designed for English-speaking readers. The author guides the reader through the fundamentals of writing, introduces the various  Read more...

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