Happy 100th birthday, Zhou Youguang!

Zhou Youguang is one of the main people behind the development of Hanyu Pinyin. ??????100?(??) 2005?01?14?04:00 ???-???? ??????100?(??) ????????????“???”? ?????????? ????????? ??1?13??????????100??? ??11????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????? ??“?????????????????????????”???????? ?????? ???????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??50?????????? ????????????1955?10???????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? ???? ???????????????????“?????????????”??? ????????“????????????????”??????????? ??“?????????????????”“???????”———?????? ?????50??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? … Continue reading

books bought in Beijing

I didn’t have any luck finding anything in Sin Wenz (L?d?nghuà X?n Wénzì / ??????), despite trips to several large used book stores. (Fortunately, the Internet is now providing some leads. Thanks, Brendan and Joel!) But I did find some … Continue reading

scripts related to Chinese characters — an article

The most recent rerelease from Sino-Platonic Papers is The Family of Chinese Character-Type Scripts, by Zhou Youguang, one of the main people behind the creation of Hanyu Pinyin. So it’s no surprise that his name has come up before in … Continue reading