Asia's orthographic dilemma

Author
In
  • De Gruyter Hawaii eBook Package Archive pre 2000 ; ISBN: 9783110564150
Published
  • Honolulu : University of Hawaiì Press ©1997
Physical description
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
  • 0585344019
  • 9780585344010
  • 9780824861537
  • 0824861531
  • 0824818423
  • 082481892X
  • 9780824818425
  • 9780824818920
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-329) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • In English.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Ebrary eBook
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • History and structure of writing in East Asia -- Critique of Chinese character-based writing -- Forces for change.
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Genre
  • Electronic book.
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • With the advent of computers and the rise of East Asian economies, the complicated character-based writing systems of East Asia have reached a stage of crisis that may be described as truly millennial in scope and implications. In what is perhaps the most wide-ranging critique of the sinographic script ever written, William C. Hannas assesses the usefulness of Chinese character-based writing in East Asia today.

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