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Traditional Chinese History – Term

March 22, 2016 | Author: | Posted in asian studies, history

Running head : TRADITIONAL CHINESE HISTORY

Traditional Chinese History

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It is not a secret that the Chinese written language is one of the most ancient languages on the Earth planet . In fact , hieroglyphs are considered to be the most significant part of the traditional Chinese history and the most important signs of the Chinese civilization

In general , the Chinese language includes about 50 thousands of hieroglyphs , but only 5-8 thousands are practically used and as it is [banner_entry_middle]

known about 3-4 thousands of hieroglyphs are enough for reading the modern literature . Also , it continues to unite many ethnic groups . But why ? It is a very interesting question Traditional Chinese History

The Chinese written language is suggested to be an amazing phenomenon among the modern writing systems . It is important to know that other hieroglyphic languages , which took place in the Near East , South Asia China , Central America disappeared long time ago and became just the objects of the ancient history . As to the Chinese written language , it managed to adapt to all changing conditions during the long development process of Chinese civilization and to become the most reasonable tool for writing in China in the end

According to the archeological data , early history of the Chinese written language began from the inscriptions on the ceramic vessels of the Neolithic period of time . It should be pointed out that all inscriptions were elementary by their forms . It was obvious that the forms of inscriptions were changed depending on various Neolithic cultures of that time . At the same time , some simple signs , revealed on the vessels , were writing , 2006 ,

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In fact , the historians consider these inscriptions as the ancient signs of the Chinese written language . The differences , which were demonstrated in graphical forms of signs , in some degree , could mean that each Neolithic culture had its own written language

The point is that , the special conditions (both graphical and technical ) are required for creating the written language . For instance the material on which various signs were cut had to have the special surface , which could correspond to the possibilities of the tool chosen for writing . In China , like in the other civilization centers the first writing tool was some sharpened object , which could be used for cutting thin lines and therefore , the material had to possess soft surface

Coming back to the history we can see that ceramic industry was very popular in China . So , Chinese craftsmen knew various ways of covering ornament and other images on the raw and burnt materials . That ‘s why both crude and burnt clay were regarded to be the most available material chosen for writing (p .1

It should be emphasized that the uncommonness of the Chinese written language continues to attract the attention of many specialists and amateurs . There is even the special literature , which describes this uncommonness in detail , but the scientific studying of its history began only at the end of the… [banner_entry_footer]

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