V. P. Vasilyev’s ideas about the Chinese character classification

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Shishmareva T. E., Gotlib O. M., Kremnyov E. V.

The article analyzes the ideas of well-known Russian sinologist of the 19th century V. P. Vasilyev. On the basis of Xu Shen’s traditional classification, he suggested his own view to the types of the Chinese characters.

Keywords: Chinese writing; Chinese character classification, Xu Shen.