What Character Is That?, 2nd edition
An Easy-Access Dictionary of 5,000 Chinese Characters
by Ping-gam Go
New to Bored Feet
It’s a Chinese dictionary for the Western mind. Most Chinese dictionaries sort by
the complexity of the character, that is, by the number of strokes in the character. The unique feature of this dictionary is its arrangement: first by the English word of the character’s root or “radical,” and then by the number of strokes.
This simple rearrangement dramatically narrows the field of search for any given character. The dictionary teaches how to identify the radical and also provides its etymology to help you memorize it.
512 pages, 5-¼" x 8-3/8", full-color cover. Published 1995 by Simplex Publications. ISBN 978-0-9623113-5-2. trade paper
Books and Maps on Related Topics:
Understanding Chinese Characters by their Ancestral Forms, 4th edition by by Ping-gam Go
Solu-Khumbu: The Trek to Everest—A Photographic Journal by Tim Hauf
Kangchenjunga by Photography by Tim Hauf; Text by Conger Beasley Jr.
The Hotel on the Roof of the World: From Miss Tibet to Shangri La by Alec LeSueur
Pomegranate Roads; A Soviet Botanist's Exile from Eden by Gregory M. Levin, translated by Margaret Hopstein
Dateline Mongolia by By Michael Kohn
I Should Have Just Stayed Home by Edited by Roger Rapaport and Bob Drews
I've Been Gone Far Too Long—Field Trip Fiascoes and Expedition Disasters by Edited by Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder and Wendy Logsdon