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Asia's orthographic dilemma

Author: Wm C Hannas
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work examines the use of Chinese characters in East Asia. It tackles the issue from many different perspectives, along the way deflating several popular fallacies.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hannas, Wm. C., 1946-
Asia's orthographic dilemma.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1997
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wm C Hannas
ISBN: 0824818423 9780824818425 082481892X 9780824818920
OCLC Number: 35686131
Description: xi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. History and Structure of Writing in East Asia. 1. Chinese. 2. Japanese. 3. Korean. 4. Vietnamese --
pt. 2. Critique of Chinese Character-Based Writing. 5. Representation. 6. Learning and Literacy. 7. Reading. 8. Appropriateness to East Asian Languages --
pt. 3. Forces for Change. 9. The Chimera of Reform. 10. Language, Speech, and Writing. 11. Computing with Chinese Characters. 12. Chinese Characters and East Asian Culture.
Responsibility: Wm. C. Hannas ; with a foreword by John DeFrancis.


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