Hanja (한자. 漢字)
Bruce K Grant. Published by Hollym. ISBN – 0-930878-13-2
This has been my favourite hanja resource for a number of years and to such an extent that I recently ordered a second copy. The book is organised in stroke order which means characters easily be found especially if you are familiar with the radical. Each character’s stroke order is provided plus a number of examples given highlighting the use of the character. The book lists the 1800 characters (basic 1 stroke through to 26) taught in Korean schools. In addition, there is an interesting introduction to the history of Chinese characters and an insight into the various types of characters. The author also provides a radical index and a list of the hanja characters associated with Korean family names.
The book hardback and durable, and unlike some books I have bought in Korea, the quality of both the paper and printing is excellent.
I originally bought a copy in Kyobo Books, Seoul, in 2002 and last year ordered a copy from Kyobo Books, in Daegu. My original copy cost 15000W (approx £8.80.) and the most recent copy was still 15000 won, something!
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