Historical Discussion and Reflection on the Latinization of Chinese Characters

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Keywords:

Chinese character; latinize; reform; Wade-Giles system.

Abstract

In the history of Chinese character reform, there was a movement to abolish Chinese characters that lasted for more than half a century, involving almost all the elites and intellectuals of the whole society. The trend of Latinization of Chinese characters still leaves many traces in people's daily life today. By sorting out the development process of the Latinization of Chinese characters in history, this paper discusses the profound political, economic and cultural reasons behind it, to explain the irreplaceability of ancient Chinese characters, and its adaptability to China's national conditions in the long history.

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Author Biography

Luo Wanruo, Facultad de Filología Moderna/Asia Oriental Universidad de Salamanca Salamanca (España) 37008

Facultad de Filología Moderna/Asia Oriental
Universidad de Salamanca
Salamanca (España) 37008

Discusión histórica y reflexión sobre la latinización de los caracteres chinos

Published

2022-12-22

How to Cite

Wanruo, L. (2022). Historical Discussion and Reflection on the Latinization of Chinese Characters. Sinología hispánica. China Studies Review, 15(2), 31–50. Retrieved from https://revpubli.unileon.es/index.php/sinologia/article/view/7472