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Jan 13, 2018
Zhou Youguang’s 112th birthday

Jan 13, 2018 Zhou Youguang’s 112th birthday "The O’s in today’s Doodle flip from Pinyin (Gǔgē) to Chinese characters (谷歌). Were it not for celebrated linguist Zhou Youguang, this phonetic translation would never have come to life, and the world would still be referring to ‘Beijing’ as ‘Peking,’ and to ‘Chongqing’ as ‘Chungking.’ Popularly dubbed ‘the Father of Pi...

Zhou Youguang should be a Chinese hero after making what some call the world’s most important linguistic innovation: He invented Pinyin, a system of romanizing Chinese characters using the Western alphabet. But instead, this 105-year-old has become a thorn in the government’s side. (via At 105, Chinese Linguist Now A Government Critic : NPR)

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British daily the Mirror recently published a piece on Chinese economist and linguist Zhou Youguang,...

British daily the Mirror recently published a piece on Chinese economist and linguist Zhou Youguang, who lived to 111 and would have turned 112 on January 13. Youguang is known as the “Father of Pinyin,” the romanization system (phonetic spelling) used for transliterating Mandarin that was officially adopted by the Chinese government in the late ‘50s. The Pinyin system dramatically increa...

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Zhou Youguang (Chinese: 周有光; pinyin:...

Zhou Youguang This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhōu. Zhou Youguang (Chinese: 周有光; pinyin: Zhōu Yǒuguāng; 13 January 1906 – 14 January 2017) was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, publisher, and supercentenarian, known as the "father of Pinyin",[1][2][3] a system for the writing of Mandarin Chinese in Roman script, or romanization, which was officially adop...

I really hope our Government can give a comprehensive and coherent reply to the report. Here I will ...

I really hope our Government can give a comprehensive and coherent reply to the report. Here I will like to put up a quote by Mr Zhou Youguang (Father of Pinyin): Chinese people becoming rich isn't important, human progress is ultimately progress towards democracy.

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Do you know who the "father of Pinyin" is ? January 13, 2018 Google Doodle that honors his 112th birthdy.Google Doodle that honors what would have been his 112th birthdy. It's not too late to meet him.🤔🤔 https://heavy.com/news/2018/01/zhou-youguang-google-doodle-pinyin/ 🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓 -HQ-Au-Pair-----------------------------------...

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Mao Zedong wanted a radical break with old ways after 1949, when the civil war ended in mainland China...

Mao Zedong wanted a radical break with old ways after 1949, when the civil war ended in mainland China. But it was Josef Stalin who talked Mao out of full-scale romanisation, saying that a proud China needed a truly national system. *The coexistence of pinyin and Chinese characters highlights the role of emotion in language decisions* "FEW people live to 111. Fewer still leave as big a mark o...

Pinyin and Chinese Characters: How Pinyin Affected China’s Integration with the World

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*Pinyin and Chinese Characters: How Pinyin Affected China’s Integration with the World* #China has been integrating more and more with the rest of the world in the past few decades. One of the key reasons for the country’s success in doing this is Hanyu Pinyin. But what exactly is it? Take a look at some interesting facts about #Pinyin . Including the life and career of the man behind it ...

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What you need to know about Zhou Youguang, who gave us #phonetic #Chinese www.independent.co.uk/news...

What you need to know about Zhou Youguang, who gave us #phonetic #Chinese www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/zhou-youguang-google-doodle-who-is-he-birthday-chinese-translations-a8156816.html

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85 percent of Chinese people could not read before Pinyin writing system. Today, if all Chinese can read and write it is because of the great Chinese linguist #ZhouYouguang, the father of #Pinyin, a writing system that revolutionized Chinese literacy.

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“Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111” by MARGALIT FOX via NYT / Eethg. Corps. Inc. World http://nyti.ms/2iSMs7E January 13, 2017 at 07:00PM The New York Times World

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Last week, +Google celebrated linguist who developed Chinese phonetic translation 🔤🇨🇳 Who was Zhou...

Last week, + Google celebrated linguist who developed Chinese phonetic translation 🔤🇨🇳 Who was Zhou Youguang known as 'the Father of Pinyin'? https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/who-zhou-youguang-google-celebrates-11843780 #GoogleDoodle #Languages #Chinese

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#GoogleDoodle ‘the Father of Pinyin,’ Zhou Youguang The O’s in today’s Doodle flip from Pinyin (Gǔgē) to Chinese characters (谷歌). Today, people learn Pinyin before characters, and it is often used to input characters on smartphones and computers. Were it not for celebrated linguist Zhou Youguang, this phonetic translation would never have come to life, and the world would still...

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