The Elements of Style is a style guide to writing American English, published in numerous editions. ... The Elements of Style was listed as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923 by Time in its 2011 list.

Strunk and White is considered a pivotal English writing style guide. It generally doesn't say "X is wrong and Y is right", but rather than "Y is preferred over X for [reasons]" in cases where X and Y are both right.

I'm looking for the same thing but for Chinese, i.e., a pivotal Chinese writing style guide, which describes best practices for Chinese writing.

Question: What's the Chinese equivalent of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style?

Just to make this explicit: I'm not asking for a Chinese translation of Strunk and White, like this. I'm asking for the best-known Chinese writing style guide(s). Google just gives me translations.

  • Oops! I didn't see the duplicate until after posting.
    – Becky 李蓓
    Feb 11 at 1:50


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