Proposal for a Transcription of Chinese Characters in the Study of Early Chinese Language and Literature

In: Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics
Nathan W. Hillsoas, University of London,

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This paper outlines the pitfalls of the current anachronistic practice of transcribing early Chinese documents by identifying each character with a kǎishū 楷書 equivalent. In its place, I suggest a way of transliterating characters directly, by rendering into roman letters the phonetic and semantic information encoded by a character. (This article is in English.)

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