Mastering Chinese Characters: A Modern Approach - is an innovative approach to mastering 300 common, high-frequency characters. It includes a unique cartoon drawing for each character to aid recollection. The formation of each character is learned utilizing a novel method of listening to and repeating a catchphrase. It also includes the authors' original analysis of the 'four corners of deconstruction', ' graphic interpretation', 'memory formulas ', and vivid and intuitive methods to shape the sound and meaning of Chinese characters as a whole. This is great resource for either classroom teaching or for self-use. Students on average learn each character within 5 minutes. The book is bilingual Chinese-English and comes with a CD of mp3 audio files.