[KS] Zhou Youguang

Michael Duffy mgduffy45 at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 15 00:21:01 EST 2017


In view of the recent correspondence on the list about romanisation, it seems appropriate to mark the passing of one of the most successful praticioners of the art.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/14/world/asia/zhou-youguang-who-made-writing-chinese-as-simple-as-abc-dies-at-111.html?_r=0

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Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111<https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/14/world/asia/zhou-youguang-who-made-writing-chinese-as-simple-as-abc-dies-at-111.html?_r=0>
www.nytimes.com
Mr. Zhou created the Pinyin system of Romanized Chinese, which vastly increased literacy in China and eased the agonies of foreigners studying the language.


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