John DeFrancis — whose name should be familiar to most readers of this site, especially for his essential work The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy, which contains his refutation of the ideographic myth — has just published a new article: “The Prospects for Chinese Writing Reform.”
This article is the first in the new, electronic-format releases of Sino-Platonic Papers. Moreover, these new issues will be available free of charge.
- The Prospects for Chinese Writing Reform (PDF, approx. 2.4 MB)
- The Prospects for Chinese Writing Reform (HTML format, approx. 100 KB)
I strongly recommend reading this.