Remembering the Kanji Volume 1

The aim of this book is to provide the student of Japanese with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember.

Remembering the Kanji  Volume 1

Remembering the Kanji Volume 1

The aim of this book is to provide the student of Japanese with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief from the constant frustration of how to write the kanji and some way to systematize what he or she already knows. The author begins with writing because--contrary to first impressions--it is in fact the simpler of the two. He abandons the traditional method of ordering the kanji according to their frequency of use and organizes them according to their component parts or "primitive elements." Assigning each of these parts a distinct meaning with its own distinct image, the student is led to harness the powers of "imaginative memory" to learn the various combinations that result. In addition, each kanji is given its own key word to represent the meaning, or one of the principal meanings, of that character. These key words provide the setting for a particular kanji's "story," whose protagonists are the primitive elements. In this way, students are able to complete in a few short months a task that would otherwise take years. Armed with the same skills as Chinese or Korean students, who know the meaning and writing of the kanji but not their pronunciation in Japanese, they are now in a much better position to learn to read (which is treated in a separate volume). For further information and a sample of the contents, visit http: ///www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/SHUBUNKEN/publications/miscPublications/Remembering_the_Kanji_l.htm.

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Remembering the Kanji, Volume 1
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: James W. Heisig
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

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Remembering the Kanji 1
Language: en
Pages: 484
Authors: James W. Heisig
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Volume 2 (4th ed.) updated to include the 196 kanja approved in 2010 for general use.
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Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: James W. Heisig
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-30 - Publisher:

Updated to include the 196 new kanji approved by the Japanese government in 2010 as "general-use" kanji, the sixth edition of this popular text aims to provide students with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them
Remembering the Kanji
Language: en
Pages: 405
Authors: James W. Heisig
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

This book focuses on the pronunciation and reading of the Kanji presented in Remembering the Kanji V. 1. The Kanji in this volume are organized into groups based on the building blocks of the characters to facilitate their study.
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Language: en
Pages: 397
Authors: James W. Heisig
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

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