Writing and literacy in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese

Insup Taylor and M. Martin Taylor

Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population. They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic Chinese characters of ancient origin, as well as phonetic systems of syllabaries and alphabets. The book describes, often in comparison with English, how the Chinese, Korean and Japanese writing systems originated and developed; how each relates to its spoken language; how it is learned or taught; how it can be computerized; and how it relates to the past and present literacy, education, and culture of its users. Intimately familiar with the three East Asian cultures, Insup Taylor with the assistance of Martin Taylor, has written an accessible and highly readable book. Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese is intended for academic readers (students in East Asian Studies, linguistics, education, psychology) as well as for the general public (parents, business, government). Readers of the book will learn about the interrelated cultural histories of China, Korea and Japan, but mainly about the various writing systems, some exotic, some familar, some simple, some complex, but all fascinating.

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Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population. They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic Chinese characters of ancient origin, as well as phonetic systems of syllabaries and alphabets. The book describes, often in comparison with English, how the Chinese, Korean and Japanese writing systems originated and developed; how each relates to its spoken language; how it is learned or taught; how it can be computerized; and how it relates to the past and present literacy, education, and culture of its users. Intimately familiar with the three East Asian cultures, Insup Taylor with the assistance of Martin Taylor, has written an accessible and highly readable book. Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese is intended for academic readers (students in East Asian Studies, linguistics, education, psychology) as well as for the general public (parents, business, government). Readers of the book will learn about the interrelated cultural histories of China, Korea and Japan, but mainly about the various writing systems, some exotic, some familar, some simple, some complex, but all fascinating.

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[目次]

  • 1. Preface, pxii
  • 2. 1. Introduction, p1
  • 3. Part I: Chinese
  • 4. 2. Spoken Chinese, p28
  • 5. 3. Chinese Characters: Hanzi, p43
  • 6. 4. Meaning Representation in Characters, p62
  • 7. 5. Sound Representation by Characters, p79
  • 8. 6. Logographic Characters vs Phonetic Scripts, p87
  • 9. 7. Text Writing in Chinese, Korean, and Japenese, p102
  • 10. 8. Reforming Spoken and Written Chinese, p112
  • 11. 9. Learning Hanzi, Pinyin, and Putonghua, p131
  • 12. 10. History of Education and Literacy in China, p144
  • 13. Summary and Conclusions, p174
  • 14. Part II: Korean
  • 15. 11. Korean Language, p188
  • 16. 12. Hancha: Chinese Characters, p203
  • 17. 13. Han'gǔl: Alphabetic Syllabary, p211
  • 18. 14. Learning Han'gǔl and Hancha, p231
  • 19. 15. Why Should Hancha de Kept?, p243
  • 20. 16. History of Education and Literacy in Korea, p255
  • 21. Summary and Conclusions, p272
  • 22. Part III: Japanese
  • 23. 17. Japanese Language, p282
  • 24. 18. Kanji: Chinese Characters, p295
  • 25. 19. Kana: Japanese Syllabary, p306
  • 26. 20. Romaji: Roman Letters, p315
  • 27. 21. Why Keep Kanji?, p323
  • 28. 22. Learning Kanji and Kana, p342
  • 29. 23. The Japanese Educational System, p354
  • 30. 24. History of Mass Literacy in Japan, p364
  • 31. Summary and Conclusions, p374
  • 32. Postface, p380
  • 33. Glossary, p381
  • 34. Subject Index, p393
  • 35. Author Index, p409

「Nielsen BookData」より

[目次]

  • 1. Preface, pxii
  • 2. 1. Introduction, p1
  • 3. Part I: Chinese
  • 4. 2. Spoken Chinese, p28
  • 5. 3. Chinese Characters: Hanzi, p43
  • 6. 4. Meaning Representation in Characters, p62
  • 7. 5. Sound Representation by Characters, p79
  • 8. 6. Logographic Characters vs Phonetic Scripts, p87
  • 9. 7. Text Writing in Chinese, Korean, and Japenese, p102
  • 10. 8. Reforming Spoken and Written Chinese, p112
  • 11. 9. Learning Hanzi, Pinyin, and Putonghua, p131
  • 12. 10. History of Education and Literacy in China, p144
  • 13. Summary and Conclusions, p174
  • 14. Part II: Korean
  • 15. 11. Korean Language, p188
  • 16. 12. Hancha: Chinese Characters, p203
  • 17. 13. Han'gǔl: Alphabetic Syllabary, p211
  • 18. 14. Learning Han'gǔl and Hancha, p231
  • 19. 15. Why Should Hancha de Kept?, p243
  • 20. 16. History of Education and Literacy in Korea, p255
  • 21. Summary and Conclusions, p272
  • 22. Part III: Japanese
  • 23. 17. Japanese Language, p282
  • 24. 18. Kanji: Chinese Characters, p295
  • 25. 19. Kana: Japanese Syllabary, p306
  • 26. 20. Romaji: Roman Letters, p315
  • 27. 21. Why Keep Kanji?, p323
  • 28. 22. Learning Kanji and Kana, p342
  • 29. 23. The Japanese Educational System, p354
  • 30. 24. History of Mass Literacy in Japan, p364
  • 31. Summary and Conclusions, p374
  • 32. Postface, p380
  • 33. Glossary, p381
  • 34. Subject Index, p393
  • 35. Author Index, p409

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この本の情報

書名 Writing and literacy in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese
著作者等 Taylor, Insup
Taylor, M. Martin
Taylor Martin M.
シリーズ名 Studies in written language and literacy
出版元 John Benjamins Pub. Co.
刊行年月 1995
ページ数 xiii, 412 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 155619319X
9027217947
NCID BA27269248
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ
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