This book is intended for anybody interested in the intertwined writing systems, histories, and cultures of three East Asian peoples with very different languages. The book is written to be both entertaining and accurate, so that although it can be used as a textbook, it should also be valuable to business people wanting to work in China, Korea, or Japan, as well as to anyone with a general interest in these countries and their literacy.
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(Chapters 2 -10, pp 26-189)
(Chapters 11-16, pp 190-287)
(Chapters 17 - 24, pp 288-390)
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