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Are The Chinese Losing Their Ability To Write Chinese? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-11-29 13:16:42 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-11-28 19:34
So are you saying that illiterate people have no culture and that before alphabets and character ...

YOU are the 'clueless' one!

It is the Chinese language that links modern day Chinese to their cultural heritage; if they lose the the ability to write their own language they lose that link.  Why do you think they practice calligraphy, why not do away with that, since the modern cellphone can get them all the words they need to communicate with one another?

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Post time 2017-11-29 14:53:12 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2017-11-29 13:16
YOU are the 'clueless' one!

It is the Chinese language that links modern day Chinese to their cul ...
Why do you think they practice calligraphy


For same reason some people paint on canvas with brushes instead of using computer, or why others build airplane models instead of printing them in 3D. It is a hobby.

But why do YOU think people practise calligraphy? Is it to carry on the cultural heritage? Why don't they do it by corresponding with eachother in handwritten letters, or writing term papers and research papers by hand?

People practise calligraphy, because the decay of handwritten Chinese started long before mobile phones. If that didnt happen, people would not be practising calligraphy - they would be using it day to day, and there wouldn't be anything special about it, and it would not be half as valuable as it is today.

Chinese culture has romanticized the beauty of calligraphy from ancient times when only a small minority of the population could read or write. The skill made those individuals stand above everyone else. Such people would have been shot in China not too long ago.

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