Philippine teenagers explore Chinese characters in Yantai
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2018-06-11Print Print
Over 90 Philippine teenagers of Chinese took a tour to Wang Yirong Museum in Yantai, East China's Shandong province recently to explore the origin and evolution of Chinese characters.
Wang Yirong (1845-1900), a scholar and antiquarian born in Yantai’s Fushan county, was the first person who discovered and collected oracle-bone inscriptions in China. It was Wang who noticed that the symbols on animal bones and tortoise shells looked like a form of writing.
Chinese oracle-bone inscriptions were included on the list of UNESCO Memory of the World International Register in 2017.
Philippine teenagers learn to write the oldest Chinese character, the oracle-bone inscription at Wang Yirong Museum in Yantai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
students show the oracle-bone inscriptions written by them at Wang Yirong Museum
in Yantai. [Photo provided to
Students from the Philippines learn the evolution of Chinese characters at Wang Yirong Museum in Yantai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]