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=—— FUN WITH = CHINESE CHARACTERS The Straits Times Collection) Cartoonist: Tan Huay Peng FEDERAL PUBLICATIONS ‘Singapore + Kuala Lumpur + Hong Kong Published for The Straits Times by Federal Publications (S) Pte Ltd © 1983 Federal Publications (S) Pee Ltd Times Jurong 2 Jurong Port Road Singapore 2261 First published 1983 Reprinted 1984, 1985, 1986 Alll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publishers. ISBN 9971 4 60742 Printed by Chong Moh Offset Printing Pte Ltd PREFACE Fun With Chinese Characters Volume 3 features another 140 characters which first appeared in the Straits Times Bilingual Page. They trace systematically the evolution of Chinese characters from pictographs and ideographs, introducing radical elements and compounds with the appreciative and discerning eye of a cartoonist, This final collection in the highly popular and successful Fun With Chinese Characters Series includes an indispensable index of all the characters found in the series for easy reference.