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Font Style Collection in Qin,Han,Southernand Northern Dynasties.

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Font Style Collection of the Qin, Han, Southern and Northern Dynasties(《秦汉六朝字形谱》); Compiled by Zang Kehe and Guo Rui, was published by the Publishing House of E...

Development History of Chinese Writing

Development History of Chinese Writing

Development History of Chinese Writing(中国文字发展史) was published by East China Normal University Press.

New Compilation of Bronze Inscriptions(《新金文编》) compiled by Prof. Dong Lianchi has been published

New Compilation of Bronze Inscriptions(《...

New Compilation of Bronze Inscriptions(《新金文编》) compiled by Prof. Dong Lianchi has been published

he Introduction and Study of Shuowenjiezi(《说文研读》) Written by Prof. Wang Ping has been published

he Introduction and Study of Shuowenjiez...

he Introduction and Study of Shuowenjiezi(《说文研读》) Written by Prof. Wang Ping has been published

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Center for the Study and Application of Chinese Characters,    ECNU 

 

    Center for the Study and Application of Chinese Characters (CSACC) of East China Normal University(ECNU) was founded on November 4th, 2000. It was approved by the Education Ministry of China and has become one of the 100 key research institutes of humanities and social science in China. It is the only institution of its kind specializing in the study of Chinese characters. CSACC also hosts the construction of Chinese language and characters as the key discipline of Shanghai Municipal government. CSACC is devoted to construct the discipline of Chinese characters and ideographic writings.


 CSACC now has 11 full-time researchers, 6 part-time researchers, both at home and abroad, and more than 10 collaborative researchers.


Prof. Zang Ke-he, the director, is a distinguished professor of Chinese of ECNU, chairperson of The world Association of Chinese character studies (from 2013). His interests are paleographic study, study of Shangshu, cultural interpretation of Shuowen Jiezi.


His major publications are: A Cultural interpretation of Shuowen Jiezi (1994), Exegesis of Shangshu (1999), The Evolution and Variation of Medieval Characters (2008), Chinese Stone Inscriptions Series (2011,editor), The Development History of Chinese Characters(series) (2015,editor). These books are all prize-winners of various kinds.


Prof. Liu Zhi-ji, deputy Director, is mainly responsible for the scientific planning, teaching and personnel training etc. 

Prof. Dong Lian-chi, deputy director, is mainly responsible for administration, conferences and publication etc..

 Prof. Bai Yu-lan, deputy Director, is mainly responsible for team development and platform construction.


Research divisions

   1.  Big data R&D center for ideographical writings (Director: Prof. Liu Zhi-ji)

   2.  Studio of unearthed ancient documents (Director: Prof. Bai Yu-lan)

   3.  Studio of paleography (Director: Prof. Dong Lian-chi)

   4.  Studio of the history of Chinese characters (Director: Prof. Yao Mei-ling)

   5.  Studio of minority writings (Director: Prof. Wang Yuan-lu, Assistant: Dr. Liu Ling)

   6.  Expert studio for restoration of ideographical documents (Director: Prof. Zang Ke-he)

 

Academic research and communication platforms:

   1.      Database of Chinese characters,including unearthed ancient writings, modern writings, writings of minorities,extraterritorial Chinese writings.

   2.      Online resource of Chinese characters, including unearthed writings, dictionaries, minority writings.

   3.      Online validation of research of major projects.

   4.      Online working platform of experts of major projects.

   5.      Collaborative institutions for Chinese Characters and culture, including the World Association of Chinese Characters Studies and the Institute of Chinese Characters in South Korea, etc.

   6.      Academic journals:

          a. The Study of Chinese Characters, the source journal of CSSCI, printed in Chinese.

          b. Journal of Chinese Writing Systems, published by SAGE, quarterly, printed in both English and Chinese.

 

 CSACC has undertaken more than 30 projects funded by the Ministry of Education, in addition to 4 major projects funded by National Foundation of Social Sciences of China, 2 projects funded by DFG of Germany, 2 projects funded by AKS and Ministry of Education of Korea.


 Principal publication ranges: paleographic compilation, the evolution of Chinese characters in medieval times, Compilation of Manuscripts Characters of Tang Dynasty Collected in Japan, the book series of Chinese stone inscriptions, the book series of the international spreading of Chinese characters, the book series of the history of Chinese characters, Compilation of Manuscripts Characters from Han Dynasty to Five Dynasties.

 

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