Essential Kanji

Essential Kanji

2,000 Basic Japanese Characters Systematically Arranged for Learning and Reference

By P. G. O'Neill

Weatherhill, Paperback, 9780834802223, 328pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1987

"Essential Kanji " is an integrated course for learning to read and write the 2,000 basic Japanese characters. It introduces the kanji ""that are now in everyday use, a mastery of which makes it possible to read most modern Japanese. Devised for either home or classroom use, the book has been tested and refined by years of use in university classes taught by the author.

About the Author
P. G. O'Neill was Professor of Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His books on the Japanese language are considered standards in the subject, and include "An Introduction to Written Japanese" as well as "Respect Language in Modern Japanese,"