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The Structure of the Chinese Characters (III)


The Structure of the Chinese Characters(III)

The present article is a section from a larger study entitled The History and Culture of the Chinese Characters and serves as a continuation to my second article named The Evolution of Chinese Characters (II). The article aims to provide the reader with a short background on the methods used in order to create the Chinese Characters. I will mainly refer to the Ancient Characters, thus leaving the Current Characters for another detailed explanation. The foundation of the article lays on the contribution of Xu Shen brought to the development of the characters.

Keywords: Ancient Characters, Xu Shen, “The Six Methods”, Single-Component Characters, Composed Characters