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ERIC Number: EJ180252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Why Chinese Writing Did Not Become Phonetic Long Ago
Xingjian, Li
Chinese Education, 10, 3-4, 172-81, F/W 77-78
Evaluates various explanations for the fact that Chinese writing has remained at the ideographic stage for several thousand years. Reasons include dialect differences, social and political unrest, and attempts by the ruling class and men of letters to preserve complex character writing as an indication of class superiority. (Author/DB)
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Identifiers - Location: China