How Chinese characters evolved | The Origin of Chinese characters | EXPLORE MODE

Chinese characters are beautifully designed and have an air of wisdom to them. But there’s more to Chinese characters than aesthetics — they’re a reflection of 3,000 years of cultural evolution.

In this Explore Mode, we dive into the history behind Chinese characters. We’ll also teach you how they are formed and how they developed into the logograms we see nowadays.

01:02 How Chinese characters work / How to read Chinese characters
01:54 Chinese Oracle Bone Script, explained
04:07 Chinese Seal Script, explained
04:44 Qin dynasty accomplishments
06:12 Chinese Clerical Script, explained
06:41 Traditional vs Simplified Chinese explained

All The Tea In China by Shane Ivers
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Imperial China Cinematic by Shane Ivers

Bumba Crossing by Kevin MacLeod (
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Ceremonial Dance by Darren-Curtis…
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The Plan’s Working by Cooper Cannell
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Oracle Bone Scripts……

Traditional Chinese Characters vs. Simplified Chinese Characters………

Seal Scripts……

Produced by Sofia K.
Edited by Amanda Lee

Chinese characters, history of Chinese characters, how to read Chinese, how to write Chinese

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