Fundamental Written Chinese: Simplified Character Version

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University of Hawai'i Press, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 362 pages
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Fundamental Written Chinese teaches both mastery of individual characters and reading comprehension. It introduces characters gradually, moving from simple independent characters to more complex compound ones. How characters are organized and constructed is taught through the liberal use of charts that display the structural and organizational regularities of each character, that is, its radical, phonetic component, shared graphic components, stroke order, and principles of proportion. This knowledge is then reinforced by exercises at the end of each chapter that require students to draw on the compositional information presented in the charts.

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Nora Yao is senior tutor in the School of Asian Studies and director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Auckland.

Margaret Lee is senior tutor at the University of Auckland.

Robert Sanders is senior lecturer in Chinese at the University of Auckland.

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