ENGLISH / CHINESE
Font Style Collection in Qin,Han,Southernand Northern Dynasties.

Font Style Collection in Qin,Han,Souther...

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

About Us
Researcher
Research
Works
Message
Contact Us
 
HOME | Journal Abstracts Login / Register
A comparative study on the variant specifications and the actual use of Variant characters in Taiwan and The mainland of China
02/06/2020 13:52:32 Browse numbers:237
Abstract: By comparing List of Commomly-used Chinese Standard Characters and List of Hypo-used Chinese Standard Characters of Taiwan with List of First Group of Variant Characters of Mainland,and refering variant forms in Morden Chinese Dictionary, we can find out the differences of the variant specifications between Taiwan and Mainland. Then we analysis the similarities and differences of the actual use of variant characters by surveying Acadamia Sinica Balanced Corpus of Modern Chinese(Sinia Corpus for short) of Taiwan. There are some conclusions. Firstly, there are 347 groups which one standard form of Mainland correspond to two or more forms of Taiwan. By surveying Sinia Corpus, we find out that there are 234 groups only or almost only using one character. Among these 234 groups,there are 213 groups which use the same form or majorly use the same form compared with Mainland and 21 groups which use the different form compared with Mainland. Besides, there are 74 groups using two or more forms in Taiwan. Among these 74 groups, there are 23 groups which have clear division or relatively clear division, 28 groups which have mixed usage in some specific pronunciation and meaning while other meanings have clear division, and 23 groups which have mixed usage in all meanings.There are 39 groups that are rarely used. Secondly, there are 109 groups that both Taiwan and Mainland only take one standard form but the forms are different from each other. Among these 109 groups, there are 18 groups having difference in complexity and simplicity, 17 characters of Mainland are simpler and 1 character of Mainland is more complex.
Key words: Taiwan; Mainland; variant characters; usage survey; comparative study

Click download

Please comment

Comment content:

(6-500 characters)

Verification code

Copyright 2016 Center for the Study and Application of Chinese Characters,ECNU Room A1605, Building of Science, East China Normal University,
No.3663 North of Zhongshan Road, Shanghai,ChinaTel/Fax : +86 021-62232050 postcode:200062 E-mail:wenzi@ecnu.edu.cn