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Chinese Character in Japan, Korea and Vietnam Writing System

Lotusflower15

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I found this video a while back , and I found some of the comments of chinese nationalist pretty disturbing
Anyway, I justed wanted other people's opinon about these three countries written language?
Are the facts historically correct?
 
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papen

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3:12 is wrong. Vietnamese mixed script is called Chu Nom and was invented in 13th centry. However, only the elites used it as Chu Nom is harder than Chinese. It's only popular until 17th,18th century. Vietnam latin script was invented in the late 17th century and became popular in the 19th century.

here is how Chu Nom look like:
watch?v=OHHl6ZtEdfM

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I liked that part, that the Japanese imported the Chinese writing system. I bet my shirt the Chinese would also claim the Japanese imported Buddhism. No Offence meant, of course.

Life and history are funny. The history of Japan has many similarities with the history of England.
 

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I liked that part, that the Japanese imported the Chinese writing system. I bet my shirt the Chinese would also claim the Japanese imported Buddhism. No Offence meant, of course.
Life and history are funny. The history of Japan has many similarities with the history of England.
um, are you saying that kanji and Buddhism weren't adopted by the Japanese?

Buddhism came from China to Japan, just as it came through the Himalayas from India to China. Language, religion, and all aspects of culture are spread geographically just like genetics. Look up the term "meme."
 
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