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Title: A History of Writing in Japan
Written By: Chr. Seeley
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=676
Series Title: Brill's Japanese Studies Library
Description:

This book deals chronologically with the history of writing in Japan, a
subject which spans a period of 2,000 years, beginning with the
transmission of writing from China in about the first or second century AD,
and concluding with the use of written Japanese with computers. Topics
dealt with include the adoption of Chinese writing and its subsequent
adaptation in Japan, forms of writing employed in works such as the
'Kojiki' and Man'yoshu', development of the 'kana' syllabaries, evolution
of mixed character-'kana' orthography, historical 'kana' usage, the rise of
literacy during the Edo period, and the main changes that have taken place
in written Japanese in the modern period (ca. 1868 onwards).

This is the first full-length work in a European language to provide the
Western reader with an overall account of the subject concerned, based on
extensive examination of both primary and secondary materials.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): Japanese

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004090819
ISBN-13: 9789004090811
Pages: 243 pp.
Prices: Europe EURO 149
U.S. $ 201