Published: April 7, 2014

It's one thing to learn to read with an alphabet that has 26 letters. It's something else to entirely master an alphabet with 2,600+ different letters, or "kanji." Once you master the basic principle of ideographic writing, anyone can start reading the kanji.

On April 8, T.R. Reid is coming to CU to present on "Learn to Read Japanese in One Hour...and Chinese, Too." This lecture explains the concept of ideogram and then moves rapidly through most important kanji used in both Chinese and Japanese writing. Mr. Reid guarantees that those who pay close attention will be able to read Japanese and Chinese by the end of the lesson.

Mr. T.R. Reid served as President of the Japan America Society of Colorado from 2011-2013. He is a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post, former Chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus, and a commentator for National Public Radio. Mr. Reid is also the acclaimed author of Ski Japan, The United States of Europe, The Chip, and Confucius Lives Next Door.

This lecture will be held in on Tuesday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m. Hale 230 on the CU-Boulder campus.