Ana Maria BASARABĂ
Universitatea de Limbă și Cultură Beijing
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The History and Origin of Chinese Characters (I)
The present article is the introductory section from a larger study entitled The History and Culture of Chinese Characters. The aim of this paper is not only to offer a better understanding of what is believed to be the origin of Chinese characters, but to further arouse the interest into this subject. I will first offer a short historical view of the Chinese characters by means of synthesizing the most relevant bibliographical sources in this respect. Furthermore, I will briefly describe three of the most important stories related to the origin of the Chinese characters.
Keywords: Chinese characters, history, origin, script, Fu Xi, Cang Jie
- Han Jian Tang, The Chinese Characters (2014)
- Shi Ding Guo and Luo Wei Dong, The Wisdom of Chinese Characters (2013)