Thursday 24 July 2014

A short list of long articles (at

A number of my articles (old and new, in English and in Chinese) have been posted or re-posted at, often after appearing elsewhere.  In many cases, I've posted the text at because I'm concerned the articles could eventually disappear from other websites that have hosted them.

This seems to be the most useful link (click) if you want to rapidly scroll down the list.

Friday 18 July 2014

Snapshot of San Francisco

舊金山市. They still worship 地藏 there, on a regular schedule, at the top of that staircase on the right.

Chinese before the squares became square

Chinese before 口 became 方.

Vaguely dated to the late Zhou Dynasty (周朝), i.e., earlier than 221 B.C.

Click below for larger images that zoom in (allowing you to see the text clearly).

Saturday 5 July 2014

Endangered Languages, Chatter (On Youtube)

Endangered languages (克里語的美洲原住民語 & 閩南語).  Some informal chatter on Youtube, and a link to an informal article (examples from China, Canada & elsewhere).


千字文 (One Word at a Time)

Despite its lofty reputation, the 千字文 is, really, just a vocabulary list.