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Chinese writing, basically logographic writing system, one of the world's great writing systems like semitic writing in the west, chinese script was fundamental . The origin of chinese writing is commonly placed around the xiv century bc, around 3400 years ago the first real characters are those found on the bones. Cangjie (倉頡), an official historian of the yellow emperor, is traditionally credited with inventing the chinese writing system according to legend, he had four. Ancient chinese writing evolved from the practice of divination during the shang dynasty (1600-1046 bce) some theories suggest that.
Calligraphy, or the art of writing, was the visual art form prized above all others in traditional china. A pupil practises writing simplified chinese characters in a primary school class in china advocates of simplified chinese say it has helped lift. The chinese writing system is an unique phenomenon in the modern world of alphabet scripts instead of a few dozen letters, it has developed thousands of.
An introduction to the chinese writing system including its development over time , basic structures, and use. Chinese written characters began as little pictures representing objects later representations of abstract thoughts appeared and later still they were modified. Symbols inscribed on tortoise shells found in western china could be the earliest written words.
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