Re: NY Times: The Chinese Language, Ever Evolving

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Mon May 11 2009 - 11:42:16 CDT

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    On May 9, 2009, at 4:27 PM, William J Poser wrote:

    > For those who are really interested in this debate, there is a recent
    > book by Shouhui Zhao and Richard B. Baldauf, Jr. entitled "Planning
    > Chinese Characters: Reaction, Evolution, or Revolution?" (ISBN
    > 978-0-387-48574-4), which deals in considerable detail with the
    > political and bureaucratic history of Chinese character simplification
    > and the associated debates. (It doesn't address the psycholinguistic
    > issues to any great extent.)

    And it costs $159‽‽ Great Caesar's grandad's ghost! Time to head
    to my local interlibrary loan service…

    John H. Jenkins

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