The Key to Kanji: A Visual History of 1,100 Characters

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One of the best kanji books we've seen. The Key to Kanji: A Visual History of 1,100 Characters is a one-of-a-kind reference for learners at any level.

Based in etymological research, this detailed guide takes away the difficulty of learning Japanese characters. Each of these 1,100 essential kanji has a fully illustrated entry with a brief English summary explaining the evolution of its written form and meaning from ancient to modern times.

Each kanji also has its on and kun pronunciations, radical, a clear stroke order illustration, and sample words that are useful for learners.

  • Learn kanji by their meanings and see how they have changed over time.
  • Enables you to use what you have learned with new, unfamiliar kanji and swiftly expand your kanji knowledge.
  • Illustrations make learning more fun than rote memorization.
  • Includes all 1,006 official Educational Kanji plus 94 commonly-used kanji (Joyo kanji) based on leading textbooks and proficiency test requirements.
  • Clear stroke order illustrations help you write kanji correctly.
  • Sample words introduce you to common usage.
  • Contains five additional indexes to help you look up specific kanji.
  • Three background chapters introduce the development of kanji in China, kanji formation types and radicals, and the development of Japanese writing systems.
ISBN/UPC: 9780887277368
VENDOR: Cheng & Tsui

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