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Chinese Characters, Script, Writing
Guide picks
Chinese characters -- general information and learning resources on writing the Chinese script.

Frequently Asked Chinese Characters
A large collection of Chinese characters in gif format, including animal signs, Chinese numbers and some popular words.

Chinese Characters FAQs
All you have ever wanted to ask about Chinese characters.

Order of Strokes
How to write Chinese characters

Chinese Characters -- Introduction
History and classification of Chinese characters. From U. of Oregon.

Ancient Scripts of the World: The Chinese Writing System
Stages of Chinese writing, picture chart of the script's evolution. From Berkeley University.

Animated Chinese Characters
Learning Chinese? Animated GIFs show you how to draw Chinese characters.

Chinese Character Pronunciations
Copy-and-paste any Chinese text to get the transliterated pronunciation of each Chinese character. Cantonese and Mandarin in the Big5 and GB codes.

Introduction to Characters
Pure and simple with picture files.

Frequency and Stroke Counts of Chinese Characters
List of frequency of usage and number of strokes of the 13,060 Big5 Chinese characters.

Daoist Chinese Characters
Learn what the Chinese characters mean!

Wenlin Chinese Learning Software
Characters learning tool with a dictionary, text editor, flashcards, available on CD-ROM.

Six Ways of Looking at Chinese Characters
Demistifying Chinese characters. A nicely illustrated page explaining various aspects of the Chinese script.

Chinese Characters
An interesting page tying Chinese characters into the Bibleical context.

A Study of Chinese Writing Systems
A deep insight into Chinese characters.

Origin of the Chinese Script
An exhaustive illustrated historical compendium. Recommended.

Chinese Writing
Free downloadbale software for learning Chinese characters.

Development of the Chinese Script
An article from Harvard U. Informative but a bit dry.

The Structure of Chinese Script
An article from Harvard U. Informative but a bit dry.

Chinese and Japanese pronunciation
Same words written the same way but pronounced differently in Chinese and Japanese. Flash and audio enhanced.

Cattle Bone Characters
Picture of the first Chinese characters ever written.

Chinese Script Styles
Pictures of various Chinese script styles.

Chinese Writing
A great explanation of the Chinese writing system. Hghly recommended.

Origins of Chinese Writing
The beginnings and development of Chinese writing from oracle bone inscriptions to bamboo slip manuscripts.More links inside.

The Chinese Writing System
Overview of the Chinese written language.

Chinese Writing Reforms
Article about matching language and writing systems.

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