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This is a complete and easy-to-use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters.

Reading and Writing Chinese has been the leading text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese writing system since it was first published in 1978. This completely revised edition draws on the lessons learnt from the use of the book in classrooms so as to provide a more convenient and up-to-date introduction to written Chinese. Over 1,100 new combinations of characters have been added, increasing the total vocabulary significantly to about 4,500 items. There are also new notes on usage to give students insight into the contemporary state of the Chinese language. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout.
By:   William McNaughton, Li Ying
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   626g
ISBN:   9780804847155
ISBN 10:   0804847150
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   06 September 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William McNaughton was the founding teacher of Chinese at Oberlin College. From 1986 he taught at Hong Kong's City University, where he was the founding program leader of the BA (Honors) program in Translation and Interpretation.

Reviews for Reading and Writing Chinese: Traditional Character Edition

-Excellent reference book for beginning and Intermediate&#8211level Chinese. Well laid out with several ways to look up characters. Common phrases are also listed with each character.- --Goodreads


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