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Inaugural Editorial: Promoting the understandingof ideographic writings

  

    The Study of Chinese Characters, firstpublished in 1999, is the only source journal of the CSSCI (Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index) in the field of Chinese grammatology. The Journal ofChinese Writing Systems, published both in English and Chinese, aims tofacilitate access to the latest studies worldwide for researchers in relatedareas.

    The world’s pictographic and ideographicwritings, which can be traced back to as early as 5000 years ago, are pearls ofhuman wisdom with manifold structures and types. They are rich sources forhistorical and cultural investigations. Of the three classic writing systems,Chinese writings, especially the early scripts exemplified by oracle boneinscriptions and bronzes inscriptions of over 3000 years ago, have not had the worldwideattention they deserve, especially from scholars who use the alphabeticalwritings. The reason for this is partly the lack of a systemic integrity ofideographic writings, which consequently leads to a failure in integrating thetwo major writing systems –ideographic and phonographic.

    Though diversity is undoubtedly valuable,dialogue should be conducted in a unifying framework and in an integrativecommunity. The communication is certainly beneficial for the contemporarysociety. In response, we launch this journal as a joint effort with SAGEPublishing, an experienced publisher with a sense of social responsibility. Theaim is to construct a platform for scholars who are willing to devote to the studies ofvarious types of ideographic writings, and to build a bridge between theso-called ideograms and phonograms, as well as hopefully, to promote mutualunderstanding.

    The journal is dedicated to theoretical andapplied studies of Chinese writing systems, including studies of ancient andmodern characters, of cognition, acquisition and semiotics. We have invitedoutstanding experts from countries such as the United States, Great Britain,France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and China to join the editorialboard of the JCWS. Members are responsible for timely and scholarly reviews ofsubmitted manuscripts in their own specialties. More experts are included inour expanding list of reviewers. I heartily welcome colleagues from all overthe world to participate in the construction of this important platform.

    With the development of AI and Deeplearning, and with the application of voice and image recognition technology,we can predict that, in the near future, with the understanding of Chinesecharacters and ideographic writings, the unusual graphics will not remain abarrier in reading and instant messaging to the users of phonographic writings. Second and multi-language acquisition will become acommonplace.

    Then, the tremendous information carried byChinese writing and other ideographic writings, and their potential for wisdom,will be released in an unprecedented way. Consequently, these writing systems willhave a more important role than ever before in our society.

                                                            

 

                                                               Zang Kehe

                                                              Editor-in-Chief

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