Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: 從中共文字改革歷史看簡化字
Other Titles: The Problem of Simplified Chinese Characters: A Historical Review of the Developments of Simplified Chinese Characters by the Communist China
Authors: 亓婷婷
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: 國立臺灣師範大學研究發展處
Office of Research and Development
Abstract: 《語言文字是文化的載體,透過文字記錄,文化得以傳承。然而,當前全球「中文熱」/「華語熱」的風潮下,華語文教師面臨的共同問題是:該教傳統漢字,還是中共政權推行了半世紀的簡化字?為什麼兩岸不能共同協商合作整理出乙套中文字體?
In recent years, there has been a worldwide fever to learn Chinese. However, a common problem encountered by Chinese language teachers is which version of the characters should they teach: the traditional characters from the past 2000 years or the simplified characters as used in mainland China for about half a century? There have been many debates on the usage of traditional Chinese or simplified Chinese. Based on Wang Xue-wen’s article “Reformation of Chinese Characters by Communist China and the Future of Chinese Characters” in 1967, we will give a historical review of the developments of simplified Chinese characters and point out that the language assimilation policy of International Communism has been the driving force behind the campaign to promote simplified Chinese, with the final agenda to perish Chinese characters completely. We show that simplified Chinese has arbitrarily changed many family and place names when reducing the number of character strokes,and caused serious gaps with the traditional culture.We believe that such mistakes should be remedied if the Chinese cultural heritage were to continue. While we do not object to collate Chinese characters, collating characters does not equal to simplification. Thus, the proposal “Understanding Traditional Chinese and Writing Simplified Chinese ” does not address the core issue of the problem. The mistakes in the past 50 years are still remediable if the period is compared with 5,000 years of Chinese history. We propose that Mainland China and Taiwan use the Chinese Structures Database established by Academia Sinica (Taipei) as a basis to study the general rules about the Chinese characters evolution and its connection with the Chinese language. They can work together to establish a set of Chinese patterns free of ambiguity and issues as currently exist in the simplified Chinese characters. By clarifying the issues and providing a possible solution, it is our hope that this paper can bring a new perspectiv
Other Identifiers: FC0204E7-F74D-F845-A06D-C21EA3B9CD13
Appears in Collections:師大學報

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
ntnulib_ja_L0806_5402_107.pdf1.93 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.