The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy

The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy John DeFrancis

Hawai'i: University of Hawai'i, 1984.

ISBN: 978-0824810689

Format: Paperback

Language: English


The best myth-busting book out there on commonly held beliefs about Chinese languages (particularly Chinese characters).

DeFrancis, the driving force behind the wonderful ABC Chinese Dictionary (for Mandarin), has impeccable qualifications and his thorough debunking of popular assumptions deserves to be read by anyone with an interest in any of the Chinese languages.

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