Chinese—A Logosyllabic Script
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
In continuous use for almost 3,400 years, the Chinese script and its derivatives are used by more than 1.5 billon people around the world. Examine popular myths about Chinese writing as you discover the earliest origins and evolutions of Chinese characters (known as Hanzi), and differentiate between the five sign groups found in Chinese.