伦理剧

Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

Nüshu: Hunan's "Female-only" Chinese Script

cover image

伦理剧When I was a university student in Beijing in the early ’90s, I stumbled upon an academic article by Zhao Liming, a professor at Tsinghua University’s Chinese language department, about a little-known script used only by women in a corner of the southern province of Hunan. Days after, I bought the small book she had written on the subject, Nüshu—A Surprising Discovery, and read it as fast as my eyes, and my Chinese reading skills, allowed. I was hooked: The word nüshu refers to a script used by women in Jiangyong—a small county in the province’s southernmost tip—to transcribe the local lingo. As soon as I could, I made the first of many trips there.

Comments

There are no comments yet.

*

Your email will not be published
Raw HTML will be removed
Try using :
*italic*
**bold**
[link text](http://link-address.com/)
End line with two spaces for a single line break.

*
*