The Research Overview of Variant Chinese Characters

Wenying SU


Considering the fact that the nature of Chinese characters determines the time-honored history and complexity of variant Chinese characters, the research on variant Chinese characters has been recognized as an important part in Chinese characters studies. From the historical perspective, the relevant researches are mainly manifested by the re-sorting out of various characteristic patterns but plagued by the scarce cohort study of variant Chinese characters and insufficient in-depth understanding and explanation of the reason for this phenomenon.


Variant Chinese characters; Ancient writing; Formation evolution

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