Chineasy™: The New Way to Read Chinese

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Foreign Languages
Paperback Published on: 10/03/2014
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop

Bookseller Reviews

View all
What a brilliant idea
Using simple representative imagery to translate chinese characters into simple words and phrases, this book will give you an easy, quick way to get a foot... READ MORE
Liam Nicholson at Sheffield Orchard Sq.
Simplistic but so cool!
I have been studying Chinese charaters for a couple of years and its really nice to have a book that so beautifully describes the origins and applications ... READ MORE
Sarah at Walton
Even if you've no interest in learning Chinese, you'll still love this book, as it's as much a work of art as it is a guide to the language. The illustrati... READ MORE
Richard Keay
beautifully done
This book has executed its simple concept absolutely perfectly - the graphic design is charming, but also very clear and I found that within half an hour o... READ MORE
Chineasy presents ShaoLan Hsueh’s delightfully simple (and undeniably cute) system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of written Chinese. ... READ MORE
Erin Britton
Chinese is often considered to be a really difficult language to learn. Speaking it is not the biggest issue, that comes when anyone from the west tries to... READ MORE
Becky Bookseller


Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners... until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she has developed a unique set of illustrations that are engaging and delightful, and offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and culture. The book’s main section introduces the ‘radicals’ – the key characters on which the language is built – and reveals how they can be combined to form a wealth of more complex words and phrases. In fewer than 200 pages, readers of all ages will have made the first steps towards a genuine appreciation of Chinese, loving every new character they learn.

  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780500650288
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 660g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 180 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
Beautiful and Clever
Fantastic! It's an absolutely beautifully designed book and a great way to be introduced to how Chinese symbols work. I've already recommended to two of my... READ MORE
Amazing book, easy to understand and very didactic. Perfect for beginners!
Rafael Marantes