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The Writing System of Scribe Zhou (Studies in Manuscript Cultures)

The Writing System of Scribe Zhou (Studies in Manuscript Cultures)

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  • ISBN-13: 9783110449440
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2016
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.9 x 9.2 x 6.1 inches

Overview

This book investigates the nature of regional variation in the early Chinese writing system. Based on palaeographical and phonological examinations, it proposes that all the late pre-imperial regional scripts (5th - 3rd centuries BCE) derived from a kind of orthographic meta-system reflecting one spoken standard. The conclusions of this book have further implications on reading and understanding manuscript texts in general.


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