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  • Mar 14, 2012
  • 11:27 PM

How the QWERTY Keyboard Is Changing the Chinese Language

Chance Kinney / Chip Chick
As computers become more widely used and handwriting is used less, the need to know how to write Chinese characters is decreasing. Computers represent a fundamental shift in the way students produce the written Chinese language, and have led to what is now being termed character amnesia. Some students are literally forgetting how to write. This starts with the most complex, least used characters, and works down from there.

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