Chineasy (R) Travel presents over 100 of the most used and useful Chinese characters, phrases and sentences for travellers, wherever they may find themselves in the Chinese-speaking world. Ingeniously illustrated throughout by Noma Bar, this guide breaks down the essentials in six themed chapters, from reading directions and using public transport, to ordering food off a menu. A chapter on culture explores the country's history, philosophy and religion, including annual festivals. Whether you are planning a business trip, holiday or longer adventure, the Chineasy method provides a great starting point to broadening your knowledge of the language and culture.
Including a list of useful phrases and instructions on Chinese pronunciation and basic grammar, this handy pocket guide brings the stories and myths behind the characters to life, providing a welcome primer for breaking down the barriers of language.
ShaoLan is a writer, entrepreneur, angel investor and traveller. She is also a member of the boards of the Said Business School of Oxford University, Asia House and the New School Network (an organization backed by the British Government promoting educational reform).
Introduction: What is Chineasy? * 1. The Basics * 2. Where in China? * 3. Chinese Culture * 4. Food and Drink * 5. Transport * 6. Reading Signs