Chinese Dialects

For thousands of years, Chinese people speak in hundreds of different dialects but use only one script, Han Characters (汉字), which makes the written communication and culture inheritance possible. The separation of the written and spoken forms of the Chinese language provides a tie that holds the Chinese people together while gives space for localized expressions in daily lives. 8 […]

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China’s Classic Literature – Xiwen

Chinese civilization perhaps is the most literature-oriented in human history, but the dominant writing style in China changes over time. Here is a long-established observation that brilliantly summarizes the evolution of China’s literature scene: 楚骚 汉赋 魏晋骈文 唐诗 宋词 元曲 明代话本 It means that the odes of the Warrior States era, the rhymed essays of the Han Dynasty, the couplet-style essays […]

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