Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Writing Systems: All East-Asian but Different Scripts

  title={Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Writing Systems: All East-Asian but Different Scripts},
  author={Hye K. Pae},
  journal={Literacy Studies},
  • Hye K. Pae
  • Published 2020
  • Linguistics
  • Literacy Studies
The three East-Asian scripts—Chinese (characters and Pinyin), Japanese (multi-scripts), and Korean (alphabetic Hangul)—are discussed. Under each script, a brief historical account of the given writing system, the key features of the script, and the strengths and weaknesses as a script are described. The commonalities and differences among the three scripts are next discussed. Since it is claimed that Asian orthography, particularly Chinese characters, curbs Asians’ creativity (Hannas, 1997… 

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