In 1955, the Chinese government simplified the written language further by dropping strokes and variants, which developed into what is known as Simplified Chinese. Traditional Chinese, which is system that directly precedes the simplification, remains in use solely in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The three-thousand-year-old written language of Chinese is the last logographic language in modern use. The various mediums in which things were written on, coupled with the visually-driven nature of the writing system, creates unique relics that can be considered artworks themselves, despite their relatively practical purposes. Like the vessels unearthed, written Chinese is a testament of a culture that has withstood the test of time.
One of the many issues in the United States today is why isn't there an official language? With most every country you research you will find that an official language has been established. With the United States being what many would call a "melting pot" because of the many nationalities that inhabit it, how can a unanimous decision be made about which population's language is the official, most dominantly spoken one? 7As one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major English- speaking country, many assume that English is the country's official language. But despite efforts over the years, the United States has no 2official language (USConstitution).
Bahasa Malaysia is the official language, but luckily for expats in Malaysia, English is an active second language which is widely spoken particularly by business people. The official term for the English used by people living in Malaysia is Malaysian Standard English. The use of “Manglish” is a form of colloquial English with Malay, Chinese and Tamil influences often heard on the streets, is being actively discouraged by the government. In total there are over 130 different languages spoken in Malaysia. The most common ones, apart from the Bahasa Malaysia and English, are various Chinese dialects as well as Tamil.
Speech pattern and the underlying social reformation of the Red Guards, due to the shift of political power in the bourgeoisie and proletarians society of China’s population will be explored as well. The success of the implementation of a single national language by the government of China throughout the country will be mentioned. Finally, how and why the language in China has differed greatly from one era to another will be analyzed in the essay, especially the power reason behind the changes in China’s language system. In the days of the imperial court, the usage of language in China was mainly by the Han dynasty court, which is only used by the royalties and scholars. This way, it can be seen that to be able to read and write the standardized language signifies one’s social status.
Talking about the culture of Asia, most of the people must think about Chinese culture because it influenced the mainstream culture of Asia the most in history. According to Bader (2005), many countries in Asia such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam, their culture were affected by China; they used Chinese characters as written language for centuries. As time passed, the cultural exchange is no longer one-way flow anymore but Chinese culture seem still have an important place in nowadays. So I want to find out the differences and similarities of the culture in Hong Kong and one of the China’s neighbor countries, Korea. I am going to compare and contrast these two countries in three ways, language, traditional customs and food.
China has had a long dynastic ruling – monarchical history with many different dynasties ruling the land one over the other. Among these victorious dynasties, the Ming-Qing dynasties were those of the most well-known dynasties of all. The fall of the Ming dynasty conquered by the Qing house thus left a great impact on society and cultural lifestyle to the old Ming elites which reflected in cultural products such as poems, novels, and essays from the Qing period. In addition, this period also involved new capital and foreign engagement, Chinese’s border was expanded into Manchuria and Vietnam. Technology and science were not that flourish during Ming dynasty as compared to Song dynasty.
By speaking international languages such as English and Mandarin helps mostly everyone in the world to be connected. These top 2 international languages are widely and most spoken languages around the world. - Most world top films, movies and music are published in English - Most content in the internet is written in English - Many countries take English as their first language. - China produces many products that are used all over the world. - China’s big population, many foreign people take mandarin as a second language.
Our readings from these modules give just a basic explanation of the inner workings and evolution of ancient Asian cultures. We seen it's progression from Neolithic villages to a strong cosmopolitan cultures. Though strongly influenced by Chinese cultures, the other East Asian nations ended up adapting their own unique cultures. We also seen East Asia's affinity for having a centralized government that is the root of power for the nation. Without classes, books, and a need to fulfill a curiosity that emphasize the contributions cultures outside of Western civilization, much of this knowledge would continue to be unknown.
4. Results In this section, the results of different variables in the recorded language diary and the inferred relationship between the variables are presented to show the subject’s use of languages in different communicative situations in Hong Kong. 4.1 Overview of language use Over the seven-day period, 83 interaction entries were recorded with 114 principal interlocutors involved (see Table 1). The largest number of interaction entries were made on 18 November (Monday), and the smallest number of entries appeared on 16 November (Saturday). Although living in a Cantonese-predominant area, the majority of interaction entries (55, 65.5%) were made in Mandarin in pure form or in mixed forms as the base language.
As a Hong Kongese, these questions always bother me because there is no absolute statement to define who I am. Hong Kong (HK) is a unique region that mostly influences by two different countries: China and Britain. Interestingly, these countries hold a totally opposite social practice towards one another. From liberalism to communism, these political ideologies have a major impact on the foundation of a country, and how the world perceives them as a performer. With such a high contrast in cultural practice, Hong Kong finds its own balance and performs as