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An Introduction to the Chinese Writing System

Monday, 11 February 2019, 7 – 8:30pm

An Introduction to the Chinese Writing System

A lecture by Ning Jiang (TCD) organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

The Chinese language is well-known worldwide due to its long history and unique writing system. Whilst many of the world’s languages are written in alphabets or syllabaries, the ideograms of Chinese writing system convey not only pronunciation, but ideas and objects in the form of picture symbols. Assistant Professor Ning Jiang explores the evolution, development and transformation of the Chinese writing system, including the latest development during the era of new media.

Ning Jiang is an Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies (Linguistics), School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
Contact Name: Ning Jiang
Contact Emailnjiang@tcd.ie

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