19 August 2014Easy Peasy Chineasy

We recently popped up to London's Design Museum to visit the Designs of the Year show. Amongst a slew of original and inspired work was this gem of an idea, Chineasy. Chineasy is an illustrated Chinese language methodology created by entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh. Chineasy’s aim is to bridge the gap between the East and the West. The system is built on a building block methodology which allows students to learn a small number of commonly occurring characters, which can then be combined to create more complex compounds and couplets. These illustrated and animated characters aim to provide both a memorable interpretation of Chinese and also a glimpse into the culture behind the language.