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Cang Jie: The Inventor of Chinese Characters

Cang Jie: The Inventor of Chinese Characters

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Cang Jie: The Inventor of Chinese Characters

Authors: Author: Li Jian &
Illustrator:
Narrator: Joy Yao

Description

In ancient times under the reign of Yellow Emperor (about 2500 B.C.), people kept records by piling stones and tying knots. One day, Cang Jie, a historical official who tied knots to keep records under Yellow Emperor, unexpectedly made a big mistake. Feeling very guilty, he was determined to find out a better way for keeping records. He went back to his hometown to think it over for many days and nights. Inspired by the footprints of animals, he began to carefully observe the sun, moon, stars, mountains, rivers, lakes, seas, as well as birds and animals. At the same time, he traveled around collecting signs created by fishermen, farmers, hunters and soldiers. In the end, he succeeded in creating Chinese characters, which are still widely used today.

Product Details

  • ISBN 9781954635555
  • Publisher Shanghai Press
  • Imprint
  • Publication Date 5/3/16
  • Language Mandarin Chinese - English Bilingual
  • Genre Fiction
  • Lexile Level AD950L
  • ATOS Level
  • Awards None

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