by Ann and Peter Timonin
Any non-Asian who has tried to study Chinese characters can tell that a tiny line or dot makes a difference to the meaning. The same is true in life. Every event makes a difference, even if that difference is too small to appreciate at the time. Chinese Characters treats you with a story that reflects one couple’s attempt to observe and comment on China and Chinese culture, one event at a time, as they spent a “gap year” not between high school and university but between work and retirement by living and working in Kunming.
A heartwarming tale peppered with rich historical and cultural data, Chinese Characters offers an amusing yet inspiring read that will hook readers from first page to the last.