Title: A dissertation on the nature and character of the Chinese system of writing, ...
Creator: Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen,1760-1844.
Date in Source: 1838.
Country: United States
Imprint: Philadelphia : [s.n.],
Format: xxxii, 123 pp.
Reference: Lust, J. Western books on China, 982 Also issued on microfiche.
Note: The Chinese written language is not ideographic (the pictorial element has long since disappeared) but lexicographic. Ideas, metaphors, etc. are in the language not in the writing. Du Ponceau was sceptical about the alleged connections of Chinese with Egyptian writing. Electronic resource. Leiden : IDC, 2010. (Western books on China up to 1850 ; HT-997) Mode of access: World Wide Web.