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Title 1200 Chinese Basic Characters. An elementary text book adapted from the 'Thousand Character Lessons'. Edited by W. Simon. Third Revised Edition. With a Foreword by Wang Yun-Wu.
Publisher London Lund Humphries & Co.
Date 1957
Book ID 37660


Small 8vo., original red cloth in white illustrated dust-wrapper. xvi+334pp.. A very nice bright copy in very good original unclipped dust-wrapper. Walter Simon was born in Berlin in 1893. His work in the 1920s and ‘30s focused mostly on Chinese historical phonology. Simon and his family fled to London in 1936 where he both studied and worked at the School of Oriental Studies. Best known for his work on Chinese, he was a Tibetologist as well as a Sinologist. “... invaluable as a reader and character textbook... “ M. A. K. Halliday (1955).
Price: £12.00