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416 Pages | 50 b/w illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198797821

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Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia

Peter Francis Kornicki

  • A wide-ranging study of vernacularization in East Asia--not only China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, but also societies that no longer exist, such as the Tangut and Khitan empires
  • Covers the whole of East Asia but does not assume any knowledge of Asian languages
  • Explores the evolution of writing from the early common era, all the way up to the nineteenth century