Explaining Characters Word for Word
- The Origin of Chinese Characters with 600 Examples
Author: Shi Zhengzi
Publishing: Peking University Press, 05/2009 1st Edition
Language: Simplified Chinese
Binding: Paperback, 6.8 x 9.5 inches, 320 pages
This book is compiled by professors in the International College for Chinese Language Studies at Peking University. It is designed for foreign students who learn Chinese characters. All characters listed in the book are words frequently used in common life. Each character is accompanied by a short article and an illustration which vividly depict the origin and evolution of the character. The characters in this book have been divided into three parts according to their meanings. The first part relates to human beings, the second is about nature while the third concerns life in general. The book ends with an index in which all, the characters listed in the book are arranged in the order of the Chinese phonetic alphabet. The index will help readers easily find the character they are looking for.
The book can also be used as reference for Chinese language teachers.
原原本本说汉字 - 汉字溯源六百例