2 Written Chinese

2 Written Chinese - • Seal Script 3rd century BCE o Zhou...

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Written Chinese January 17, 2008 Oracle Bone Script (4th century BCE) o Written on sheep skin, hard surfaces, bones, shells [fossilized] o Oracle: fortune tellers o Dimination: communication with spiritual gods Shang Yin Dynasty: religious + superstitious Bronze Inscription (12th Century BCE) o Zhou dynasty; inscribed on bronze surfaces
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Unformatted text preview: • Seal Script: 3rd century BCE o Zhou dynasty o Carved onto flat surface in reverse --> inked • Modern style: 2nd century o Similar to oracle o Pictograph (object, picture) o Ideograph (idea, abstraction) o Combination • Characters traveled well to Japan and Korea...
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