This bilingual reference book on oracle bone script is jam-packed with helpful information to start anyone on their Mandarin learning journey. I heartily recommend this reference book for every single home and school library!
Each featured chinese character comes with
- English translation
- hanyu pinyin
- terms with the character in it
- idioms with the character in it
- explanation of how the word’s shape is related to its meaning
- evolution of the character over time with labelled versions of
- 甲骨文 jiǎgǔwén Oracle Bone Script
- 金文 jīnwén Bronze Inscriptions
- 小篆 xiǎozhuàn Small Seal Script
- 楷书 kǎishū Regular Script
This is an upgraded version of our favourite 汉字是画出来的 Like Pictures Like Chinese, with lots more features added.
We will definitely be enjoying this book for years to come!