Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2021, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (4): 124-129.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2021.04.018
LIAO Xin-dong，HE Shan：Institute of Chinese Language and Literature, Southwest University
As a type of unearthed documents, inscriptions are important materials for the study of ancient languages,
history, and culture. Characters of popular forms are the supplement and reserve force of the orthographic system.
Following the trend of the Han, Wei and Six Dynasties, the characters of popular forms in the Northern Zhou and
Sui dynasties are still complex, which is a valuable material for the study of Chinese character history. It is the
variety of styles and strange shapes that make it difficult to interpret the stele inscriptions during this period, and
the collections of the inscriptions often misinterpret the characters of popular forms. This paper selects twelve
characters of popular forms among them and corrects with evidence their faulty interpretation, providing reference
for the study of modern Chinese characters and the history of Chinese characters.
Northern Zhou dynasty,
examinations of characters of popular forms
LIAO Xin-dong, HE Shan. Examination and Explanation on Twelve Characters of Popular Forms from
Northern Zhou and Sui Dynasties Inscriptions[J].Journal of Chaohu University, 2021, 23(4): 124-129.
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