Xin Tang 10

I’ve just added to Pinyin.info the tenth and final issue (December 1989) of the seminal journal Xin Tang. I strongly encourage everyone to take a look at it and some of the other issues. Copies of this journal are extremely rare; but their importance is such that I’ll be putting all of them online here over the years.

cover of Xin Tang no. 10

Xin Tang 10

Although I’m giving the table of contents in English, the articles themselves are in Mandarin and written in Pinyin.

  • FEATURE ARTICLES
    • ZHOU YOUGUANG: The Next Step of Language Modernization
    • CHEN ENQUAN: Experiments Should Be Carried Out on the Phoneticization of Chinese Characters
    • LI YUAN: Romanized Chinese Must Be Finalized
    • LI PING: To Be a Promoter of Script Reform
    • ZHENG LINXI: Wu Yuzhang and Chinese Phonetic Spelling
    • ZHANG LIQING: How Should the Tones of Chinese Spelling Be Indicated?
  • LITERATURE
    • LIQING: Elephants
    • CHEN XUANYOU (Tang Period): The Wandering Soul
    • WU JINGZI (Qing Period): Third Daughter Wang
    • LU XUN: On the Collapse of Thunder Peak Pagoda
    • RUI LUOBIN: The Adventures of Chunmei and Mimi
    • COMIC DIALOGUES: Toad Drums
    • WEI YIJIN: Dreams at Twenty
    • DIAO KE: In Praise o f the Spirit of Bees
    • GE XIAOLING: A Song to the Disabled Children
    • YBY: The Story of the Magic Square
  • SHORT SKETCHES
    • DIAN EWEN: Interesting Tidbits about Script Reform Abroad
    • LI YUAN: A Few Statistics on Tones Notations in Romanized Chinese
  • LEARNING MANDARIN
    • Asking the Way
  • FROM THE EDITORS
    • Farewell to Our Readers

2 thoughts on “Xin Tang 10

  1. Wo shi di-yi ci kan dao zhe fen duwu, juede hen hao. Feichang yihan, nimen yijing tingkanle.

    Buzhidao tingkan de yuanyin shi shenme?

    Zhe shi yi jian liguolimin, bingqie keyi yingxiang zhengge shijie de, jiugou zhongda yiyi de shiqing!

    Weishenme bujixu qiánrén kaituo de, yijing huale hen duo xinxue de weida shiye, er rang zhi fuzhudongliu.

    Ruguo you jihui jixu shiyan, pinyinwen yiding hui yude juda chenggong.

    Xianzai shi xinxi he wangluo shidai, shi guoqu de renhe shidai bunenggou bini de. Tiaojian jiwei youli.

    Ruguo jixu shiyan, nimen tidao de suoyou wenti you hen rongyi jiejue. Wo ziji jiu you bushao de xiangfa, liru guanyu shengdiao de biaozhu fangfa, pinyinwen de xiefa dengdeng.

    Zuihou, wo yao shuo, pinyinwen budan rongyi, erqie meixiangdao hai zheme mei!

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