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ERIC Number: EJ183610
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Publication Date: 1978
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Simplified versus Complex Characters: Socio-Political Considerations
Cheng, Chin-chuan
Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 6, 2, 272-86, Jun 78
Discusses realities contributing to the avoidance of simplified characters by Chinese language teachers: (1) Many of them left China before 1949. (2) The Cold War and McCarthyism retarded the introduction of Chinese language realities. (3) Chinese language publications in the U.S. are mostly in complex characters. (KM)
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