David Cheng will provide insights about life in Ancient China with a particular focus on the written language.
The Chinese writing system is a unique phenomenon in the modern world of alphabet scripts. Instead of a few dozen letters, it has developed thousands of symbols or "characters" that represent common objects and words.
The first recognizable form of Chinese writing dates from 3,500 years ago, but its origins lie much deeper in the past. Regardless of its actual age, Chinese scripts has evolved substantially over time yet has retained its ancient core, making it one of the longest continuously used writing system in the world.
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