Kingdom of Characters: How linguistic innovation turned China into a modern powerhouse

Episode 134 June 03, 2022 00:04:37
Kingdom of Characters: How linguistic innovation turned China into a modern powerhouse
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Kingdom of Characters: How linguistic innovation turned China into a modern powerhouse

Jun 03 2022 | 00:04:37

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Eddie Arrieta

Show Notes

Kingdom of Characters, a fascinating new book by Yale University professor and historical scholar Jing Tsu, argues that China’s most daunting challenge after its meteoric economic rise over the last century was a linguistic one: making the Chinese language more accessible in a world increasingly designed for the Roman alphabet. 

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