Chinese character
Chinese characters are logograms used in the writing of Chinese and some other Asian languages. In Standard Chinese they are called hanzi (simplified Chinese: 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字). Th...
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Neolithic signs in China
Since the second half of the 20th century, inscriptions have been found on pottery in a variety of locations in China, such as Banpo near Xi'an, as well as on bone and bone marrows at Hualouzi, Chang'...
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Oracle bone script
Oracle bone script (Chinese: 甲骨文; pinyin: jiǎgǔwén; literally: "shell bone writing") is the set of incised (or, rarely, brush-written) ancient Chinese characters found on oracle bones, whi...
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Chinese bronze inscriptions
Chinese bronze inscriptions, also commonly referred to as Bronze script or Bronzeware script are writing in a variety of Chinese scripts on Chinese ritual bronzes such as zhōng bells and dǐng tripodal...
Chinese character classification
All Chinese characters are logograms, but several different types can be identified, based on the manner in which they are formed or derived. There are a handful which derive from pictographs (象形 piny...
Radical (Chinese character)
A Chinese radical (Chinese: 部首; pinyin: bùshǒu; literally: "section header") is a graphical component of a Chinese character under which the character is traditionally listed in a Chinese ...
Variant Chinese character
Variant Chinese characters (simplified Chinese: 异体字; traditional Chinese: 異體字; pinyin: yìtǐzì; Kanji: 異体字; Hepburn: itaiji; Hanja: 異體字; Hangul: 이체자; Revised Romanization: icheja) are Chine...
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Simplified Chinese characters
Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Xiandai Hanyu Tongyong Zibiao (List of Commonly Used Characters in Modern Chinese) for use in mainland China. Along...
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Japanese script reform
The Japanese script reform is the attempt to correlate standard spoken Japanese with the written word, which began during the Meiji period. This issue is known in Japan as the kokugo kokuji mondai ...
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Toyo kanji
The tōyō kanji, also known as the Tōyō kanjihyō (当用漢字表, "list of kanji for general use") are the result of a reform of the Kanji characters of Chinese origin in the Japanese written language. They wer...
Shinjitai
Shinjitai (新字体; meaning "new character form") are the forms of kanji used in Japan since the promulgation of the Tōyō Kanji List in 1946. Some of the new forms found in shinjitai are also found in sim...
Chinese family of scripts
The Chinese family of scripts are writing systems descended from the Chinese Oracle Bone Script and used for a variety of languages in East Asia. They include logosyllabic systems such as the Chinese ...
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Kanji
Kanji (漢字; [kandʑi]  listen), or kan'ji, are the adopted logographic Chinese characters (hànzì) that are used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana and katakana. The Japanese ...
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Hanja
Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters (hanzi). More specifically, it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronuncia...
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Chinese calligraphy
Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. The calligraphic tradition of ...
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Korean hanja
Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters (hanzi). More specifically, it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronuncia...
Korean hanja - Wikipedia
Ink brush
Ink brushes (simplified Chinese: 毛笔; traditional Chinese: 毛筆; pinyin: máo bǐ) are used in Chinese calligraphy. They are also used in Chinese painting and descendant brush painting styles. ...
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Mazegaki
The tōyō kanji, also known as the Tōyō kanjihyō (当用漢字表, "list of kanji for general use") are the result of a reform of the Kanji characters of Chinese origin in the Japanese written language. They wer...
Section headers of a Chinese dictionary
A Chinese radical (Chinese: 部首; pinyin: bùshǒu; literally: "section header") is a graphical component of a Chinese character under which the character is traditionally listed in a Chinese ...
Section headers of a Chinese dictionary - Wikipedia
Debate on traditional and simplified Chinese characters
The debate on traditional Chinese characters and simplified Chinese characters is an ongoing debate concerning Chinese orthography among users of Chinese characters. It has stirred up heated responses...
Debate on traditional and simplified Chinese characters - Wikipedia
Chinese seal
A seal, in an East Asian context, is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any ite...
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East Asian script styles
In Chinese calligraphy, Chinese characters can be written according to five major styles. These styles are intrinsically linked to the history of Chinese script.
When used in decorative ornamentat...
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Sawndip
Zhuang characters, or Sawndip [θaːu˨˦ɗip], are logograms derived from Han characters and used by the Zhuang people of Guangxi, China to write the Zhuang languages for more than one thousand years. In ...
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Chữ nôm
Chữ Nôm (字喃/𡨸喃/𡦂喃 [cɨ̌ˀnom], in earlier times also called 國音 "quốc âm" or 𡨸南 "chữ nam") is a logographic writing system formerly used to write the Vietnamese language. It uses the standard set of c...
Chữ nôm - Wikipedia
Japanese writing system
The modern Japanese writing system is a combination of two character types: logographic kanji, which are adopted Chinese characters, and syllabic kana. Kana itself consists of a pair of syllabaries: h...
Japanese writing system - Wikipedia
Chinese script styles
In Chinese calligraphy, Chinese characters can be written according to five major styles. These styles are intrinsically linked to the history of Chinese script.
When used in decorative ornamentat...
Chinese script styles - Wikipedia
Kokuji
Kanji (漢字; [kandʑi]  listen), or kan'ji, are the adopted logographic Chinese characters (hànzì) that are used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana and katakana. The Japanese ...
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Radical-and-stroke sorting
Collation is the assembly of written information into a standard order. Many systems of collation are based on numerical order or alphabetical order, or extensions and combinations thereof. Collation ...
Hyogaiji
Hyōgaiji (表外字) (translated to "characters from outside the table/chart"), also hyōgai kanji (表外漢字) and jōyōgai kanji (常用外漢字), are Japanese kanji outside the two major lists of Jōyō, which ...
Jinmeiyo kanji
The jinmeiyō kanji (人名用漢字, lit. Chinese characters for use in personal names) are a set of 861 Chinese characters known as the "name kanji" in English. They are a supplementary set of characters t...
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