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The Intricate Relationship Between Graphic Form
The Nature of Chinese Characters
The Origin and Development of Chinese Script
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abbreviated According actuality added addition allographs already ancient script appear bamboo became become bone borrowed bronze called changed chapter character Chinese characters Chinese script cited clerical script close complex component comprised considered consisting contains created cursive script dating defined denote depicts derived differentiated discovered discussed dynasty early Eastern element example existing explained express extended fact function graphic form graphs hand homographs homophonous inscriptions interchangeable kind late later loangraph original meaning orthograph period person phonetic phonograms pictographic popular present probably pronunciation protoform reason referred regard represent resembles says script forms seal script seen semantic semantographs sense Shang shape Shuowén signific similar slips sometimes sound Spring standard script stone strokes style symbols term texts tomb tree usually variant viewed Warring States period Western writing written Zhou