Paperback Kingdom of characters : a tale of language, obsession, and genius in modern China / Jing Tsu.
Publication year: 2023
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141985312 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Riverhead Books, 2022.
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.
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1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm