1715-1763) was the first great prose tragedy in Chinese literature.
Did you find the recipe for the Chinese Tea Cakes?
But perhaps my favorite example of character creation involves the artificial westernizing of the third-person pronoun. Like other kinds of Chinese, spoken Mandarin has only one third-person personal pronoun (tā). It was traditionally written , a character with a person as the radical on the left side. Apparently under the pressure of Western languages, which usually distinguish "he," "she," and "it," Chinese in recent decades have created a new character for tā in the sense of "she" which replaces the sexually indeterminate person with a woman: , gradually restricting to mean specifically "he." Another character, originally an alterantive writing for , has been pressed into service for tā in the sense of "it": .
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The process of officializing simpler characters to replace older, more complex ones is not the only force introducing new characters into Chinese. Modern language planning has involved creating new characters for newly discovered chemical elements, for example. And ordinary people have felt free to create characters when those they knew seemed inadequate to the concept to be expressed. (Click here for an of commercial character creation.)
The Cantonese-Chinese were the first Chinese in Oregon
Though separated by three centuries, Leibniz and Searle had similarintuitions about the systems they consider in their respective thoughtexperiments, Leibniz’ Mill and the Chinese Room. In both casesthey consider a complex system composed of relatively simpleoperations, and note that it is impossible to see how understanding orconsciousness could result. These simple arguments do us the serviceof highlighting the serious problems we face in understanding meaningand minds. The many issues raised by the Chinese Room argument may notbe settled until there is a consensus about the nature of meaning, itsrelation to syntax, and about the biological basis ofconsciousness. There continues to be significant disagreement aboutwhat processes create meaning, understanding, and consciousness, aswell as what can be proven a priori by thought experiments.