Mandarin: As easy as ABC

Last month, the world of linguistics lost one of its greats, Zhōu Yǒuguāng (周有光). Zhōu was born Zhōu Yàopíng (周耀平) on the 13th of January 1906, the son of a Qing dynasty official in Chángzhōu, Jiāngsū province in mainland China. He was an economist, having studied at St. John's University in Shànghǎi, where he majored in … Continue reading Mandarin: As easy as ABC