About this web:
This web site has been created for offering the students of Chinese culture a sample of my researches on Chinese characters. I am planning to gradually include in it about 1000 Chinese characters, near a 20% of the more than 5000 that will be explained in mu forthcoming book.
In this new book I fully develop the concept that the so called picto-phonetic pictograms should be called picto -phono -semantic pictograms, as their phonetic element has also an important semantic value. This concept I started to develop for my first book about Chinese characters, the Manual of Writing Chinese Characters, published in Spain in 1998, reprinted 11 times until now, of which more than 16.000 copies have been sold.
With the help of teacher Shiho Miyagi a mature version of the researches was adapted to the Japanese Kanji study and published in 2014 in Spain untitled Japanese Kanji: an easy learning based in its etymology and evolution.
I hope the new version of my book will be published both in English and Spanish language along 2016 -2017.