Chinese language and literature majors generally require the ability to accurately recognize and write traditional characters. In my opinion, the main reasons are as follows: 1. Traditional Chinese characters can often retain the original meaning of a word. From the perspective of philology, it is important to know the process of a character’s evolution from oracle bone inscriptions to the current common fonts. of. 2. Relying on the above reasons, in the actual teaching process, if you can tell children the origin and evolution of the word when they are recognizing, this will not only help assist teaching, but also help cultural inheritance. 3. If you are a student majoring in ancient literature, learning traditional characters is a basic skill. Because there are still some ancient books that have not been sorted out, you need to understand the basics of traditional characters, add sentence readings, and even convert them into traditional characters to spread. Or it is required by thesis, when it is necessary to search for ancient documents, it can proceed smoothly. In contrast, it is more important for students majoring in ancient literature to be able to read traditional characters than to understand English documents. 4. I personally think it is very important to understand traditional characters in daily life. For example, when I go to ktv, there are a lot of subtitles because they are Hong Kong and Taiwan songs, mostly in traditional Chinese. Some movie subtitles are also in traditional Chinese characters. In addition, go to some scenic spots and historical sites, there are some inscriptions, etc., you can understand the traditional characters to better understand the historical and cultural heritage of these attractions. In short, I don’t think it is possible to say which is better, traditional or simplified characters. Because we now use simplified characters, but traditional characters don’t know many people. I think that ordinary people can use memorizing traditional characters as a kind of interest and skill to develop.


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7 months ago

Basically, it’s because you don’t learn enough. If you learn more, you won’t have this problem. There are currently three pedigrees of traditional Chinese characters: Mainland Traditional, Taiwanese Traditional, and Hong Kong Traditional. There are also traditional Chinese versions for mainland China, and it complies with the “Comparison Table of Standardized Characters and Traditional Chinese Characters and Variant Characters”. Taiwanese traditional Chinese characters are relatively rubbish, with many rules and five tables. Hong Kong Fan mainly complies with the “List of Commonly Used Characters” issued by the Hong Kong Education Department. The three versions have a lot of the same characters, but there are also differences. For example, the traditional Chinese version is different from the Hong Kong Fan Lu Fan (Speaking). Another example is the line, the Taiwan Fan using the line, the Lu Fan using the line, and the Hong Kong Fan. Both complex and use. In general, we are relatively simple and traditional, and we compare the standard Chinese characters in the mainland with Taiwanese traditional. Hong Kong traditional is used more casually, and Lu Fan knows very few people. There are 100,000 characters in the Taiwanese Traditional 5 Tables, and there are only more than 8,000 standard Chinese characters tables. There are usually several routines in traditional Chinese characters. The most stupid one is the most widely spread so-called “Love without heart, not to see you”. In simplified Chinese, this seems to be a kind of friendship. It is originally a cursive heart character, even Chang Kaishen is like this. write. Another kind of routine is a bit more powerful. It is said that Taiwanese is based on the principles of the Six Chinese Characters, left by the ancestors, and said that simplified characters are man-made characters. This deceives outsiders. Taifan’s template originally contained recent books such as the Kangxi Dictionary, but the Chinese characters themselves no longer comply with Liushu after the Libian change. The six books are the research results of the Han Dynasty, including pictograms, referring to things, knowing meaning, pictophony, transferring notes, and phoning. This is the rule of making characters. From oracle bone inscriptions to seals, all must conform to the six books. However, in the beginning of the Han Dynasty, when Xiaozhuan became official script, Liushu has been abandoned. It can be seen that the official script is already a simplified version of the seal script, and the modern regular script is actually the current official script. Regardless of whether it is traditional or simple, everyone is from the official script, so don’t think that you have six books and others don’t. . . There is another deviation, which has nothing to do with the word. It means that the usage of the word is different. For example, printing in simplified Chinese, printing in traditional, and software in Taiwan is called software. It is even more ridiculous to prove that this word is used more correctly than that word. In fact, the only advantage of traditional characters is that they can be separated more clearly. For example, sending a simplified character corresponds to two different traditional characters, Fa Cai and Hair, but at the cost of a lot of complexity. In the development of the Internet to this day, I must be simplified to xswl even if I die. It is conceivable that for ordinary people who do not do academic or writing work, it is the complexity or the classification details that matter.

7 months ago

In fact, I am very opposed to the contrast between simplified and traditional characters. Traditional characters have their own advantages and disadvantages. This is the fact that we need to realize that simplified characters are convenient and quick to write. This is an advantage. However, a large number of simplified characters are not standardized and simplified, meaningless excessive merging of characters has increased the difficulty of learning, and the abuse of the word part and the cross part of the word has indeed destroyed the Chinese character system. These are the undeniable shortcomings of simplified characters. Traditional Chinese characters are complicated to handwriting, and many font components are too historically burdensome. For example, “网” and “众” are not as good as simplified Chinese characters. However, in a sense, traditional characters have evolved naturally for two thousand years. The ancients formed a relatively perfect dynamic balance between handwriting, complete systems, and aesthetics. This is indeed the advantage of traditional characters. Once, when even the input of Chinese characters was a problem, let alone simplified Chinese characters, there were people who advocated the abolition of the entire Chinese characters. But after solving this problem, no mainstream voices said this matter. So, after more and more intelligent input methods solve the problem of simplified and traditional conversion (although there is still a “queen” problem, but AI will improve), I don’t think we still need to grasp the shortcoming of handwriting and deliberately Ignore the shortcomings of simplified characters and the advantages of traditional characters. Thinking about this question does not mean that we must completely restore the traditional characters. We just think that we can completely relax our grievances, optimize the simplified characters, and extract the essence of the two fonts. Why not? For example, we call for a healthy diet and avoid excessive intake of starch. It does not mean that we disrespect or recognize the contribution of Mr. Yuan Longping.

7 months ago

Words are just tools, they are used to exchange ideas and record the results of ideas. Is there any fundamental difference between a 10-yuan fountain pen and a thousand-yuan fountain pen when you write the same word? In terms of writing efficiency, universal literacy rate, and facilitating communication, of course simplified characters are better. Some people always think that traditional characters are better, no matter what the reason is, I understand it and don’t oppose it. In addition, Chinese characters are always in the process of evolution. The initial ones should be those on the oracle bone inscriptions, and then in the bronze inscriptions and seals. The general trend is to facilitate popularization and communication. Think that traditional characters are better, and that’s okay, think that bronze inscriptions are better, but don’t use them to attack simplified characters, and don’t make any sense of superiority for no reason.

7 months ago

The first question: Some people think that traditional characters are part of Chinese culture, and simplified characters cut off the connection with Chinese traditional culture and will cause a certain amount of confusion. For example, whether to simplify the names of people, Liu Yizheng Simply put, it is to value instrumental text. The Chinese are old and new, old traditional arts. The controversy over complex and simplified Chinese characters is part of the construction of a nation-state discourse. It has the background of Chinese and Western cultural controversies (modern Chinese history is too humiliating, and Chinese culture is challenged by Western culture) and class background. The second question: It depends on your position. Simplified characters are more friendly to ordinary people, and they have contributed to popularizing culture, literacy, and improving the quality of the nation. Traditional characters are not easy to recognize and write, but they must be mastered by humanities scholars. For them, these are nothing (remember the four ways of writing the word “hui”?). Personal opinion: Chinese characters have their own evolutionary laws, and the simplification of Chinese characters is an uninterrupted process. Especially since modern times, industrialization requires a large number of knowledgeable workers, and the simplification of Chinese characters is especially important. Traditional characters are not easy to learn, which creates obstacles to industrialization. It is not correct to ignore this point and negate simplified characters in general. If you have to lift the bar, that is: Why don’t you use Oracle or Xiaozhuan? The simplification of the current simplified characters is based on the study of Chinese characters. It is not a mess, and it can be done even if it is traditionalized. Everyone uses it in this way, standardized and unified, and adapted to the needs of the times and society. There is nothing to criticize.

7 months ago

This question quietly contrasted the two styles of Chinese characters, and quietly changed the multiple-choice question to a single-choice question. Similar to the question “Is regular script better than running script?” Running script does have a side that is more difficult to identify (traditional characters are also more complicated to write), regular script is indeed easy to read (simplified characters are easier to write), but running script is useless? Should running script be abandoned? Which is better, Song Ti, Lishu, or Weibei? Which is worse? Am I going to do it all? Why force me to choose only one? I want both traditional and simplified characters, can’t I? When I want to read Traditional Chinese, I’ll look at Traditional Chinese. When I want to write Simplified, I’ll write Simplified. Can’t it?

7 months ago

Traditional and simplified characters must have their own advantages and disadvantages, but why were they simplified at the time? The simplification of Chinese characters has its historical background, and how did the decision-makers at that time think about it? Look at Zhou Enlai’s opinion. In January 1956, the State Council announced the “Chinese Character Simplification Plan.” On January 10, 1958, Zhou Enlai made a report on “Current Tasks of Language Reform” at the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He explained the pros and cons of traditional and simplified characters. The following are some of the contents of his report: The current character reform tasks are: simplifying Chinese characters, popularizing Mandarin, and formulating and implementing the Chinese Pinyin plan. The first is to simplify Chinese characters. The “Chinese Character Simplification Plan” was announced by the State Council in January 1956. This plan consists of three parts: The first part is the first table of simplified Chinese characters, which contains 230 simplified characters, which have been commonly used since the plan was announced. The second part is the second table of simplified Chinese characters, which contains 285 simplified characters, 95 of which have been tried out since June 1956. The third part is the simplified list of Chinese character radicals, which contains 54 simplified radicals. 30 simplified characters based on this list have been tried out since the plan was announced. In total, there are 355 abbreviated characters used in newspapers and periodicals. In the two years since the announcement of the plan, simplified characters have been widely adopted in newspapers, publications, textbooks and general books, and have been welcomed by the masses. Everyone said it is convenient, especially for children and adults who are new to writing. Good thing. A teacher in Henan introduced simplified characters to elementary school students, and the word “feng” that said “fengshou” could be abbreviated into the word “feng” with three horizontal lines and one vertical line in the future. The children applauded and cheered with joy. A worker in Tianjin said, “Exhaust, side, and do” have been studied for half a year, but I can’t remember it. This will be simplified to “exhaust, side, do”, and I will remember it all at once. Comrade Li Fenglian has a younger brother who is farming in his hometown and wrote to Comrade Li Fenglian to complain, saying that farmers generally find it difficult to learn Chinese characters. Some words commonly used by farmers, such as “farmer” for “nong”, “grain” for “millet”, “noodle” for “flour”, “wheat” for “wheat”, and two words for “miscellaneous grains”. It’s not easy to write a type of word. Comrade Li Fenglian sent a book of simplified Chinese characters to her brother. Her brother was very happy. He wrote back saying “These new characters are much easier to learn” and complained why his sister didn’t send it to him earlier. Simplified characters are easier to learn and write than traditional characters. Therefore, it is natural that the broad masses of people, including workers, farmers, primary school students and teachers, warmly welcome simplified characters. As for intellectuals like us, who have been dealing with Chinese characters for decades, the fact that they wrote other characters to blame or even beat their hands has gradually faded in memory. Therefore, they feel that traditional and simplified characters do not matter, and they are not enthusiastic about simplified characters. , And even felt uncomfortable, and ideologically conflicted. On this point, I very much agree with Mr. Li Zhuchen’s views. Mr. Li wrote an article for the “Word Reform Monthly”. He said: “When it comes to the reform of Chinese characters, there are always people who give reasons like this, disagreeing or even resolutely opposing it. If someone says,’Chinese characters are not difficult.’ I think people like this are the same as’forget the pain when you get better. Like the people of’”, they have forgotten the pain of learning the “Three Character Classic” and the “Thousand Character Classic” at the beginning of the year. I think if these people can recall the pain of learning Chinese characters by themselves, and put themselves in the interests of children and illiterates, maybe not As for disagreement or resolute opposition.” Li Zhulao criticized those who oppose the simplification of Chinese characters in his article. He said: After the Chinese character simplification plan was announced, some people said that “I will soon become illiterate”. He believes that such sighs and concerns are superfluous. There are many characters in simplified characters that people have been familiar with for a long time. How can this “become illiterate”? Of course, some characters are relatively unfamiliar, but if you use your brain a little, the problem will be solved, and you will never “become illiterate.” For the vast working people and thousands of children, intellectuals should use their brains. Therefore, Li Zhulao not only agrees to simplify the word “candle” to “candle”, but also agrees to simplify the word “dust” to “dust”. I think the problem is indeed the case. Since the simplification of Chinese characters is in the interests of the broad masses of people, we intellectuals should actively support this work instead of treating it negatively. We should consider the issue of writing reform from the perspective of 600 million people, not from personal habits and temporary convenience.   From the standpoint of the broad masses of people, we should first affirm the work of simplifying Chinese characters. The simplification of Chinese characters is a good thing that is in the interests of the masses and is warmly welcomed by the masses. The trial in the past two years has proved to be effective and should be given firm support. Does it mean that there are no shortcomings in the simplification of Chinese characters? Does it mean that the simplified characters in the “Chinese character simplification plan” are not inappropriate? no. It should be pointed out that the policy adopted in the work of simplification of Chinese characters is correct. It has been proved by the experience of the past two years, but there are still areas that are not considered thoroughly in the specific work. Practice has proved that the application of a few simplified characters is not proper enough, or misunderstanding may occur. These few simplified characters that have been improperly simplified and proved to have shortcomings in use should be separately stipulated in simplified characters, or the original traditional characters should be retained. In the “Chinese character simplification plan” announced by the State Council in January 1956, in addition to the 230 simplified characters in the first table of Chinese character simplification, 285 simplified characters in the second table and 54 simplified radicals in the third table It is still seeking opinions, and the decision has not yet been finalized. It is the 230 abbreviated characters in the first table. If there are indeed inappropriate, you can also make necessary changes. The Chinese Characters Reform Committee is now soliciting opinions from all parties to sort out and revise the simplified characters. If you have any opinions on simplified characters, you can submit them to the Chinese Character Reform Committee, ask them to consider them, and then further finalize the proposal. There are still some confusions in the use of simplified characters in the society. Some people arbitrarily make up their own simplified characters, and almost no one knows them except for themselves. This phenomenon is naturally not good. This kind of abuse of simplified characters should be properly controlled. When a person takes notes or writes private messages, no one can control what kind of characters he writes. However, if you write a notice or notice for everyone to read, you should abide by the unified standard. Especially in printed and typed documents, the abuse of abbreviated characters must be prevented. I hope that attention will be paid to the press and publication aspects and paperwork aspects. There is some confusion in the use of simplified characters, and people often use it to blame the Chinese Character Reform Commission. Yes, we can criticize the Character Reform Committee, saying that it has not done enough to promote the simplified Chinese characters, and it does not control the abuse of simplified characters. But on the other hand, we should also admit that this phenomenon of newly created simplified characters has always existed. Nowadays, the commonly recognized simplified characters were originally created by a small number of people, and this process cannot be completely stopped in the future. From the perspective of the history of Chinese characters, one-character multi-body has always existed since Oracle bone inscriptions. If it is chaos, then this chaos is “already in the past”, at best it is nothing more than “the power of the present”. The main reason for this “Yu Jinwei Lie” is that today the broad masses of people are beginning to master the written language and urgently demand the reform of the written language, which is not available in any dynasty in history. The general trend of the evolution of Chinese characters is simplification. Because Chinese characters are difficult to write, the people continue to create many simplified characters. Although the rulers of the past dynasties did not recognize them and said that they were “different characters” and “vulgar characters”, the simplified characters were still popular among the people and were welcomed by the masses. Therefore, we should say that long before the establishment of the Character Reform Committee, the masses of the people were already reforming characters, and the work of the Character Reform Committee was nothing more than collecting and sorting out the creations of the masses and promoting them through discussions among all parties. At the same time, we have also adopted some simplified Chinese characters from Japan. It can be seen that some of the confusion in the use of simplified characters is not caused by the work of simplification of Chinese characters. The purpose of the formulation of the “Chinese character simplification plan” is to guide this confusion to a unified standard. Only by adopting active measures in the simplification of Chinese characters can this chaotic phenomenon be gradually changed. In addition, there is another question. Will the simplification of Chinese characters hinder the spread and hobbies of calligraphy in our country? I don’t think so. Calligraphy is an art, and of course it can not be restricted by the simplification of Chinese characters. Simplified characters were originally used for printing. We cannot force everyone to write in accordance with the “Chinese character simplification plan”. Therefore, the simplification of Chinese characters will not have any adverse effects on the art of calligraphy in our country. At the same time, we should also welcome calligraphers to write in simplified Chinese characters to improve the artistic level of simplified Chinese characters.

7 months ago

A Taiwanese friend said: “After the simplified Chinese characters, you can’t see you, love without heart, produce no production, empty factories, no wheat, no cars, no guides, no heads, flying single wing, swelling power, no clouds. Rain, no door to switch, no man in the country, the saint can neither listen nor speak, buy a hook knife with a human head, and a dagger under a man. If you go into the well not getting better and better, you can go into the well, but the devil is still a devil. However, netizens said: After the simplified Chinese characters, the party has no blackness, the group is talented, the country contains jade, the love and friendship are preserved, the beauty or the beauty, the good or the good, although ugly and innocent, there is nothing good for Taiwan and no words for the poor! Bow, power is not good, the party is not black, the party is not reformed. The car is not the field, and it is not a minister. No deer can be beautiful, no witch can be agile, no water can be extinguished, no fire can work, no song can also be Etiquette, you can strike without hands. It’s not hard to handle things, so why rely on wolves to open up a wasteland.

7 months ago

In daily life, traditional characters are definitely not easier to learn and use than simplified characters. There have been many examples to prove this point. However, in certain areas, the status of traditional characters is definitely higher than that of simplified characters. I highly praised an example of Chinese language major, and here is another example of history. History is recorded in words, so the study of history is not only studying what happened in the past, but also studying the text that writes history. Therefore, if people want to understand what the ancients were writing, the most basic thing is to understand their language. The Chinese language and writing are in the same continuous line. Today people can understand what the ancients said, but in the process of transforming from the traditional to the simplified, some ambiguities also arise. For example, the historical “calendar” is written in traditional characters as “calendar”, which means from “stop”, passing through and experiencing; while the “calendar” of calendar is written as “calendar” in traditional characters, starting from “day”, roughly It is the method of calculating the season. Obviously, these two characters do not mean the same thing. After being simplified into simplified characters, they are unified into one character. This has no impact on daily life. But when it comes to ancient Chinese, especially for rigorous academic research, it is very easy to check the original text of traditional characters. It’s necessary. Especially in classical Chinese, a few words or even one word are often used to express a meaning. Simplified characters are likely to be more intuitive and accurate than traditional ones. To give another realistic example: the “Forbidden City Calendar” that has been popular for a long time, if we look at simplified characters, we might think it is just a calendar, but if we look at traditional characters, we will know that it is actually “Forbidden City Days”, meaning It’s completely different. Therefore, recognizing traditional characters and reading traditional Chinese classics are the basic skills of history students. Even contemporary writings in the field of ancient Chinese history are often written in traditional Chinese characters to ensure accuracy. Having said that, writing carries a lot of things, but in the final analysis it is a tool that people use to write. It is good if it is easy to use and accurate, and there is no need to distinguish between the winners and the losers for the characters, so that the living people can be turned into writing tools.

7 months ago

It seems that I don’t belong to this category of people, and I don’t like writing traditional characters, and think that the trend of Chinese characters is to delete the complex and simplify it. It is impossible to read and write a single character for 10,000 years. During the period of the Republic of China, it was not an individual literati who raised the issue of simplified characters, who was just wishful thinking for the sake of the public, and thunderous and thunderous on the ground. After reading Lu Xun’s article, he knew that the literati had a set of handwritten characters, and they found it troublesome to write some characters. When the society started to take action, they had already corrected it. These words not only live in drafts, but also spread widely in personal communication such as letters. Many characters have been spread for years, and even quite old. Therefore, the original trend of changing from traditional to simplified is a logical and logical trend. When implemented, many characters are also the original “simplified characters”, and only the status of concubine is given to the righteousness. However, it is inevitable that some characters will be uncomfortable due to large-scale simplifications by the state. In particular, our ancient Chinese characters are quite crude, and there are a lot of common and false characters. When people read these characters, they feel that there are mistakes and doubts. There are ancient and modern characters, and there are variants. How to guess their original meaning? Through the similarity of the font, it is easy to infer the proximity of the pronunciation, and then from the sound and meaning. For example, “Ran cigarettes feel new cold”, what does “ran” mean here? If you replace it with “burn”, don’t read it too smoothly. In ancient times, the two-character was originally a single character, but later generations created a new character “burn” for the meticulous expression, but the old character was borrowed as a grammatical term. Therefore, if Ye Shengtao has not standardized the modern vernacular Chinese, if there are some words and sentences that are partial to the classical Chinese, it is easy to learn a little bit of “Ancient Chinese” to make it clear. Some celebrities’ words are really “passwords”, not typos. Simplifying the characters destroys the similarity of some characters, and makes the reading of Tongjia characters more difficult. Simplifying the characters also destroys other connections in some glyphs. “Bell and Drum” and “Qianzhong Su” have become one word, and “direction” has nothing to do with “countryside”. This makes it difficult to read ancient texts that are concise and concise, thick in shape, and sometimes more accented. In short, ancient writings have always been too rough, and a large number of famous literati in ancient times would sometimes write indiscriminately. Our descendants changed their characters, and often their original intent would be distorted, which made us spend more time reading. guess. I feel that the simplified Chinese textbooks in middle school textbooks are not as smooth as the traditional Chinese textbooks on the market. The ancient prose is rough and unchangeable, and the written article can only retain its original appearance. Our people, because of the carelessness of our predecessors and carrying many ancient ghosts on their backs, do not want to improve, and stay in place forever? There is an idiom, which seems to be called “to stop eating because of choking.”

7 months ago

Why should there be simplified characters? It is for the general public to learn better. People who have the opportunity to learn because of productivity changes will never say how good traditional characters are. Only those who have been living in the superstructure want to make knowledge more monopolize Chinese characters. It is not static. In all ages, “what is still the ancients is good”, ignoring and opposing the needs of social progress and the change of productive forces are simply hiding evil intentions. After so many years of education in simplified characters, the pursuit of traditional characters is basically the same as in the West. The argument is that the characters will develop in a more accurate and convenient direction, because it is a tool in itself.

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