Think Chinese is hard to learn? You're not alone, but a few seconds with the illustrations below just might change your mind. ShaoLan is an artist, author and entrepreneur who is devoted to creating understanding between "the eastern and western world." To that end, she created Chineasy, a simple way to learn Chinese characters. Scroll down, and by the time you've finished this article, you'll know your first handful of Chinese characters.

Chineasy comes out in March, and you can pre-order your copy here.