Korean Reader for Chinese Characters

Paperback: $33.00
ISBN-13: 9780824824990
Published: August 2002

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384 pages
  • About the Book
  • Korean Reader for Chinese Characters will help students of Korean master basic Chinese characters that are frequently encountered in everyday situations. More than five hundred characters are targeted in exercises that aid in the efficient study of the forms, meanings, and sounds of individual characters and their compounds. Although the primary goal of the Reader is recognition of basic Chinese characters, students are encouraged to learn to write them properly by inclusion of a section on stroke order. The Reader is also designed to reinforce skills in reading and writing in Korean while studying Chinese characters.

    Forty lessons are preceded by an introductory chapter on the principles of Chinese character formation and reading and writing characters and followed by appendices on stroke order, English translations of the main reading text of each lesson, and an index of characters. The lessons are organized into seven parts: new characters, reading text, glossary, notes, new words in characters, more words in characters, and exercises. After every fifth lesson, there is a section reviewing all the characters introduced in the preceding five lessons.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Choon-Hak Cho, Author

      Choon-Hak Cho is professor emeritus at Seoul National University.
    • Yeon-ja Sohn, Author

      Yeon-ja Sohn is instructor at Yonsei University Korean Language Institute.
    • Heisoon Yang, Author

      Heisoon Yang is professor of English linguistics and language pedagogy at Ewha Womans University.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • An important contribution ... At our university, we have adopted it as a third- and fourth-year KFL text. I highly recommend that others do the same.
      Modern Language Journal
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