Modernization of the Chinese language

  title={Modernization of the Chinese language},
  author={Zhou Youguang},
After the Opium War of 1840, and especially the Sino-Japanese War of 1894, there started in China the Language Reform Movement, with the aim of modernizing the Chinese language, both spoken and written. After the revolution of 1911, the early Beijing Government of the Republic of China promoted the national language (Guoyu), changed the classical style of writing to the vernacular style, and adopted in 1918 the soundnotating alphabet in character form (Zhuyin Zimu). In 1928 the National… Expand


Xiandai hanzixue fafan' [Resume of modern characterology], Yuwen Xiandaihua (congkan) 2,1980
  • 1980