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A sketch of Chinese character variants in Vietnam: With a focus on the variants of ‘Buddha’

Manh Khac Trinh 郑孟克

发布时间:2020-02-26    点击次数:


In Vietnam, based on documents researched by the author, Chinese character variants appeared and were used in writing from the 12th century at the latest, during the independent and self-reliant period in Vietnamese history, when Chinese characters were particularly prevalent among Vietnamese people. This paper analyses 14 variants of the character ‘佛’ (Vietnamese: Phật; Chinese: Fó; i.e. Buddha) and some other characters (such as ‘之’ Vn. Chi/Ch. Zhi, ‘聽’ Vn. Thính/Ch. Ting, ‘聖’ Vn. Thánh/Ch. Sheng), in comparison with variants in reference books of China, aiming at demonstrating the diversity of Chinese character variants generally and those of the character ‘Buddha’ specifically in Vietnam.


【关键词】Chinese characters, Phật/Fó (佛), variant characters, Vietnam
【作者简介】Institute of Sino-Nôm Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam越南汉喃研究院

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