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Has there ever been an English translation of 《輶軒》"Fangyan"?

《輶軒使者絕代語釋別國方言》has a couple of different names including《方言》and《揚子方言》. In English it mostly just gets called Fangyan. The entire Chinese text has been put up on ctext. As the first Chinese dictionary ...
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Could this kind of a component-based null cipher be possible in Chinese?

I'm writing a story set partially in historic China, and it involves a network of secret agents who seek to communicate over the mail in innocuous-looking letters. So I need a description of a pen-and-...
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What are the Cantonese to English transliterations for 俊傑, 俊熙, 俊健, and 俊文? I found zeon3 for 俊. That does not sound right

What are the Cantonese to English transliterations for 俊傑, 俊熙, 俊健, and 俊文? I found zeon3 for 俊. That does not sound right.
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Differences between 知识,知,识,知感 and 认识?

“知识” 两个字我始终认为它是要分开来谈的,“知” 就是知感,“识” 就是认识。所谓 “知感” 就是别人告诉你、说给你听、要求你记住的那一部分。但只有这一部分是不够的,还要有认识、思考。 This is from the Standard Course Book of HSK5, chapter 22. I would appreciate if you explain the ...
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1 answer
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Where to find collection of Chinese serialized verb constructions (SVC)?

I have encountered a pretty cool area of research of translating between Chinese and English back and forth, and found documents like A cognitive approach to multi-verb constructions in Mandarin ...
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I am hoping to find any information available regarding this stamp (Characters identified: 福 日本館印)

This stamp is on an Enso circle that I purchased at auction. I'm hoping to find out any information that may be gleaned from it.
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Seal on vase identification help (Characters identified: 工藝)

This is the seal on the vase I’m trying to identify. The picture is of a bird and flowers. Thank you!
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Artist name and date of painting

What is the artist name and date of the painting? It’s ink on paper 7.5 in x 8 in.
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Hoping to identify a stamp on a bronze that I have

I am hoping someone can help me identify the stamp on what I believe is a Chinese bronze crab.
3 votes
1 answer
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Can you help identify seal markings?

I have over 40 ink paintings that I am trying to identify, flowers, fish, humans, horse etc. They are painted on very thin paper with Chinese writing.
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雙注 Double zhuyin?

Feel free to skip to "Questions" below Background: I'm a cangjie typist and only really use phonetic methods when looking up new words I don't know the shape of. But I'm interested in double ...
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I have a small painting with a signature and seal which i cannot read.?

The painting is of a dragon on a vase.It is approximately 4 inches square and would be interested in knowing more about it.
2 votes
1 answer
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I need help identifying the characters on this artist’s seal (Characters identified: 南海)

I have this cool tshirt from the 1990’s and really want to know who is the artist. I actually lived in Guangdong for 4 years and have asked some friends but they cannot help. So… translation software ...
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Chinese seal on a spanish manuscript (Characters identified: 謨區查印)

I doing a research thesis of a XVI Spanish manuscript. But I find a Chinese seal at the beginning and at the end of the binding book. Could someone help me translate the seal or identify it origin or ...
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Need help identifying this signature chop? wondering about meaning, age, history? (Characters identified: 彝齋)

I have this beautiful silk wall screen with lilies, and would love to know more about it. I cannot can't find any information. Can anyone help identify the chop stamp please? wondering about meaning, ...

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