Chinese Character

Ellen Chang

The Evolution of Chinese Character

Chinese character has over 5,000 years of development process. There are 6 formations: 1. Pictograms 2. Ideograms 3. Ideogrammic compounds 4. Rebus 5. Phono-semantic compounds 6. Transformed cognates And 5 major scripts: 1. Oracle bone script 2. Bronze script 3. Seal script 4. Clerical script 5. Regular script This series introduces 250 words, showing the evolving process from each of the formation to traditional Regular script, as well as its simplified writing, and meaning in Japanese, Korean, Russian, English, French, German and Spanish. User can enter the browser via word menu or graphic menu.

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