History of Writing in Japan by Christopher Seeley

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By Christopher Seeley

This e-book bargains chronologically with the historical past of writing in Japan, an issue which spans a interval of 2,000 years, starting with the transmission of writing from China in in regards to the first or moment century advert, and concluding with using written eastern with desktops. themes handled contain the adoption of chinese language writing and its next version in Japan, varieties of writing hired in works comparable to the "Kojiki" and "Man'yoshu," improvement of the "kana" syllabaries, evolution of combined character-"kana" orthography, historic "kana" utilization, the increase of literacy through the Edo interval, and the most adjustments that experience taken position in written jap within the smooth interval (ca. 1868 onwards). this can be the 1st full-length paintings in a ecu language to supply the Western reader with an total account of the topic involved, in keeping with vast exam of either basic and secondary fabrics.

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