At Chineasy, we believe that understanding a character’s full historical etymology is important, but so is the ability of learners to quickly and intuitively associate an illustration with the character’s meaning. Our illustrations aren’t meant solely to instruct, but also to establish an emotional connection between learner and content. Besides, over thousands of years of evolution, many Chinese characters have lost their original meaning. Even if their original meanings are still intact, most characters are not so one-dimensional. They encompass multiple nuances and still manage to spark debate among world-renowned scholars.
Plus, since we cater to an international, practical-minded audience, we deliberately illustrate our characters in a contemporary fashion, so that our learners, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, can relate to them naturally and easily. We hope you’ll agree that our illustrations make learning much more accessible and carefree!