Kingdom of Characters

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Kingdom of Characters

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Author :   Jing Tsu
Publisher :   Allen Lane
Published :   18/01/2022
ISBN :   9780241295854
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   336
Size (mm) :   240x162x32
Weight (g) :   555

What does it take to reinvent a language? After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world's most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, as the world underwent a massive technological... Read more
 
What does it take to reinvent a language? After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world's most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, as the world underwent a massive technological transformation that threatened to leave them behind. In 'Kingdom of Characters', Jing Tsu argues that China's most daunting challenge was a linguistic one: the century-long fight to make the formidable Chinese language accessible to the modern world of global trade and digital technology.