Remembering the Kanji, Volume 1

A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters

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Author: James W. Heisig

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824831659

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 460

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The aim of this book is to provide the student of Japanese with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief from the constant frustration of how to write the kanji and some way to systematize what he or she already knows. The author begins with writing because--contrary to first impressions--it is in fact the simpler of the two. He abandons the traditional method of ordering the kanji according to their frequency of use and organizes them according to their component parts or "primitive elements." Assigning each of these parts a distinct meaning with its own distinct image, the student is led to harness the powers of "imaginative memory" to learn the various combinations that result. In addition, each kanji is given its own key word to represent the meaning, or one of the principal meanings, of that character. These key words provide the setting for a particular kanji's "story," whose protagonists are the primitive elements. In this way, students are able to complete in a few short months a task that would otherwise take years. Armed with the same skills as Chinese or Korean students, who know the meaning and writing of the kanji but not their pronunciation in Japanese, they are now in a much better position to learn to read (which is treated in a separate volume). For further information and a sample of the contents, visit http: ///www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/SHUBUNKEN/publications/miscPublications/Remembering_the_Kanji_l.htm.

Remembering the Kanji

A Complete Course on Houw Not To Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters

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Author: James W. Heisig

Publisher: Japan Publication Trading Company

ISBN: 9784889960754

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 516

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Part one of a complete course on how not to forget the meaning and writing of Japanese characters. These self-teaching methods help you remember and write by harnessing the power of the imagination.

Remembering the Kanji 3

Writing and Reading Japanese Characters for Upper-Level Proficiency

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Author: James W. Heisig,Tanya Sienko

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824831675

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 430

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Volume 2 (4th ed.) updated to include the 196 kanja approved in 2010 for general use.

Remembering the Kanji 1

A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters

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Author: James W. Heisig

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 484

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Volume 2 (4th ed.) updated to include the 196 kanja approved in 2010 for general use.

Remembering the Kanji

A systematic guide to reading theJapanese characters

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Author: James W. Heisig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824836696

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 405

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This book focuses on the pronunciation and reading of the Kanji presented in Remembering the Kanji V. 1. The Kanji in this volume are organized into groups based on the building blocks of the characters to facilitate their study.

Monumenta Nipponica

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Japan

Page: N.A

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Monumenta Nipponica, an interdisciplinary quarterly journal on Japanese culture and society, was founded in 1938, making it one of the oldest English-language academic journals in the field of Asian studies. Published as an international forum for research on Japan by Sophia University, Tokyo, MN carries both original scholarly contributions on history, literature, art history, religion, thought, and anthropology, and translations of important Japanese literary and historical sources.

Karate's Supreme Ultimate

The Taikyoku Kata in Five Rings

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Author: Patrick McDermott,Ferol Arce

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595307477

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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Written by a White Belt and a Black Belt, this book contains the essence of Karate lore. Beginners will find all the basic concepts they'll need to get going. But it will also help higher ranks. As Master Funakoshi said, Taikyoku is a kata "of the most profound character and one to which, upon mastery of the art of karate, an expert will return to select it as the ultimate training kata." Taikyoku are used to introduce technique, but also the history and philosophy of Martial Arts. The authors share with you precepts of a master, insights of a beginner, and some Japanese and Okinawan lore and language picked up because of a life-long fascination with Things Japanese. You'll learn the meaning behind the Japanese words and kanji used in Karate, and improve your pronunciation along with your punches. You can use the book in conjunction with the Wado Ki Kai website at www.wadokikai.com. You'll actually be able to see the kata performed by Sensei Arce, step through it or stop motion to study any position. Whether a beginner just starting Martial Arts or a Black Belt reviewing the lore and language of Karate, this book has something for you.

American Annals of the Deaf

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Deaf

Page: N.A

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Each January issue includes directories of American instructors and school of the deaf.