Thechinesespellingsystemwadegilessystempinyin system

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Unformatted text preview: n­Han Empire; it both reflects aspects of East Asian culture and contributes to the construction of culture; Chinese written language is a unifying force of the Chinese nation. The Chinese Spelling System: Wade­Giles system/pinyin system. “Official speech” (guanhua) is the origin of modern standard spoken Chinese (Mandarin). Written Chinese is considered “the language of learning” in East Asia. IV. Chinese Civilization IV. Chinese Civilization Major External Features: Independent development. Entir...
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