About the Author

About the Author
Shengdar obtained a Bachelor degree in Physics at Nanyang University in Singapore. He then came to study in the United States, earning a Master's degree in Physics from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, he worked in the nuclear energy industry in the United States. Now he lives in San Diego, California.

He has been familiar with both Traditional Chinese Characters and Simplified Chinese Characters for a long time. He later became strongly interested in Chinese etymology and the simplification of Chinese characters. A few years ago he started writing about these subjects. In 2011 he published a book called “Poems for Learning Orthodox and Simplified Chinese Characters - Extension of Chinese-Character Games”. In this book, he wrote hundreds of poems to describe the structures of all the more than 500 characters that are involved in the simplification, or the characteristics of their simplification.

In 2013 he published a second book: "Understand Chinese-Character Simplification - Learn Traditional Chinese Characters and Simplified Chinese Characters “. In this book, he systematically classified the characters into categories based on their respective simplification characteristics. Then he summarized them in the “Master Tables of Simplified Characters” and annotated them with their respective simplification characteristics. These data are presented in tabular form - simple, clear, and easy to understand. In addition, the book also includes “Master Tables of Simplified Characters” in the Appendices. Therefore, it is a complete, comprehensive, and logical book for learning Traditional and Simplified characters. It fills a vacuum in the marketplace, alleviating the troubles of the people who need to learn. Furthermore, for the more than two hundred characters that have been combined, numerous vocabularies are listed as examples for each of the characters, and thus illuminating their meanings in great detail. Therefore, it is also a good book for learning Chinese characters.

作者介紹 - 正體字
李聲達在新加坡南洋大學獲得物理學士。然後他到美國求學,在美國紐約州立大學(水牛城分校)獲得物理碩士,和在伊利諾大學獲得核能工程博士。畢業後他在美國任職於核能工業界, 如今住在加利福尼亞州的聖地牙哥市。

他長時期兼熟悉正體字和簡體字這兩種字體。後來他對漢字以及其簡化產生濃厚的興趣。幾年前他開始從事有關這方面的寫作。2011年他出版了《學習正和簡體字詩詞 – 文字遊戲的擴展》。這本書通過幾百首詩詞來敍述所有500餘個被簡化的字的結構,或者表達它們的簡化特性。

2013年他出版了第二本書:《明瞭漢字的簡化 - 學習正體字和簡體字》。這本書把所有的簡化字根據它們的簡化特性系統性地加以細緻分類;然後再根據簡化字總表加以總結,逐字闡釋每個字的簡化特徵。這些數據都以表格的方式呈現 – 簡單,清晰,易懂。此外,書還附錄了簡化字總表。所以,這是一部完整,全面,和邏輯性的學習正體字和簡體字的書。它彌補了市面上的空缺,將減輕有這方面需求的人的困惑。而在減少字數的簡化方面,書裏對兩百多個被合併的字,例擧 大量的詞彙,詳細解釋每個字的意義。所以,它也是一部良好的學習漢字的書。

作者介紹 - 简体字
李声达在新加坡南洋大学获得物理学士。然后他到美国求学,在美国纽约州立大学(水牛城分校)获得物理硕士,和在伊利诺大学获得核能工程博士。毕业后他在美国任职於核能工业界,如今住在加利福尼亚州的圣地牙哥市。

他长时期兼熟悉正体字和简体字这两种字体。后来他对汉字以及其简化产生浓厚的兴趣。几年前他开始从事有关这方面的写作。2011年他出版了《学习正和简体字诗词 – 文字游戏的扩展》。这本书通过几百首诗词来敍述所有500余个被简化的字的结构,或者表达它们的简化特性。

2013年他出版了第二本书:《明了汉字的简化 - 学习正体字和简体字》。这本书把所有的简化字根据它们的简化特性系统性地加以细致分类;然后再根据简化字总表加以总结,逐字阐释每个字的简化特征。这些数据都以表格的方式呈现 – 简单,清晰,易懂。此外,书还附录了简化字总表。所以,这是一部完整,全面,和逻辑性的学习正体字和简体字的书。它弥补了市面上的空缺,将减轻有这方面需求的人的困惑。。而在减少字数的简化方面,书里对两百多个被合併的字,例举大量的词汇,详细解释每个字的意义。所以,它也是一部良好的学习汉字的书。