Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9782915255898
Collection: Hors Collection
15.7 x 24 cm
Weight: 464 gr
Pages: 192
Edition : 2009
First publication: 01/01/1989
Last printing: 02-2019

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Invitation au japonais

À la découverte de la langue et de l'écriture

Few hours of reading, 400 ideograms, 1,000 useful words, and a conversation guide - this book opens a window into the life and culture of Japan and is perfect for businesspeople, engineers and scientists, French trainees and residents in Japan, university students, tourists, and all those who want to learn something about the world while staying comfortably at home. Late Jean Mathieu, a chemistry engineer, and Colette Batsch, a visual artist, have developed a passion for Chinese and Japanese ideograms after numerous travels in Japan. Their objective has been to rid people of their complexes in front of these strange characters which at first look so abstruse and to give them some easy clues to enter this fascinating world. Colette Batsch now devotes herself to building original structures with various materials, that she presents in exhibitions in Paris.

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Jean Mathieu

Jean Mathieu, now deceased, was president of the Japan Club of the CNRS industrial relations committee.

Colette Batsch

Colette Batsch, était l'épouse de Jean Mathieu, décédé en 2003. Elle a laissé une œuvre de créatrice de structures originales souvent liés à la musique.


I. La calligraphie
2. Regard sur les Kanji
3. De la double nature du japonais
4. Les clefs des kanji
5. L'homme et la main
6. Les kana
7. Les nombres
8. Les mots
9. La phrase
10. La vie japonaise
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Tableaux des kana
Clefs déterminantes
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