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250 Essential Chinese Characters Vol. 1 Revised Edition provides and effective way to learn the most common Chinese characters. After studying this book together with its companion, 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Volume 2, you'll have learned 500 of the most important characters in Chinese, and thousands of words in which they appear. Whether you're new to Chinese or coming back for review, each of these 250 characters offers you ways to improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese.
250 Essential Chinese Characters Vol. 1 Revised Edition by Philip Yungkin Lee and Darrel Tibbles. Published in 2009 by Tuttle Publishing. ISBN: 978-0804840354