Chris Wen-Chao LI

Chen Duxiu, one of the founders of Communism in China, was both a scholar and a rebel. He and his fellow intellectual Hu Shi succeeded in bringing about the Vernacular Movement, or the change from writing in a Classical Chinese to a colloquial syntax.

Classical Chinese refers to the formal written language of China prior to the twentieth century, a terse, learned language of the educated distinct from the spoken

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:48-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Language and Learning, Linguistics|Comments Off on Chinese, Classical (Wényánwén 文言文)|Wényánwén 文言文 (Chinese, Classical)

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