“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Pedro Ceinos Arcones

Pedro Ceinos Arcones is a Spanish writer and independent researcher specialized in Chinese culture and language, as well as in minority issues in China. He has published more than 15 books related to the Chinese culture and characters, matriarchal tracks in the minority cultures and folk literature and life styles of Chinese ethnic groups. His website is here. He publishes in Spanish and in English and is based in Yunnan.

His latest book is Caracteres Chinos. Un aprendizaje fácil basado en su etimología y evolución, published 2016 by Miraguano, Madrid, a thorough investigation into Chinese characters, their etymology and evolution. Currently only available in Spanish but Ceinos hopes to have an English-language version soon. More on the book (review in Spanish) here. For a sample lesson, in English, click here.