PMCC delivers quick success with Chinese characters. So many people whether they be young school children or business executives want to learn Chinese but shudder at the prospect of all those Chinese characters. Chinese is an admirable language and Chinese script is particularly facinating. Many people the world over admire the gracefullness and romance of Chinese but they can only do so as if through a glass window and they believe that learning to write and read Chinese characters for themselves is nigh impossible. PMCC allows anyone to quickly learn Chinese characters and to remember them with just a little effort - within minutes you can recognise characters and write them. Possibly because of the extensive work involved in preparing the pictorial mnemonics for each character the number of characters in Vol One is limited (the main selection grid presents thirty characters and beneath these there are some sub-characters). The 'pictorial mnemonics' are cleverly thought out pictures which mimic the characters and act as very effective memory pegs such that you can easily remember the strokes for the characters and write them. It is a TECHNIQUE and certainly is a welcome solution to sitting there endlessly trying to hammer characters into your brain by repeating them over and over, again and again. Of course some may relish all those hours of 'sweat and tears' and console themselves with "no pain, no gain" - which is fair enough but inevitably many are turned off learning Chinese and even for those who persevere they could well spend their time more productively. Pictorial Mnemonics for Chinese Characters gives all learners a quick and efficient step up with Chinese characters and really gets you into Chinese and allows you to enjoy the language. PMCC is a breakthrough.