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Book Announcement: Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia Peter Francis Kornicki Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia is a wide-ranging study of vernacularization in East Asia–not only China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, but … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cafe ChocoTea’s LINE Latte Art

Cafe ChocoTea gets creative with its latte art with character designs from LINE: LINE is an international cross-network smartphone app for messaging and calling popular in Japan and also comes with free and paid sets of emoji stamps. On the Cafe ChocoTea … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Yuru Character Grand Prix 2011

Thanks to Super Awesome Happy Fun Time with Sean and Alice for the tip-off! Japan is famous for its cute mascots, which represent everything from companies to blood banks to local attractions. The NTT Town Page (タウンページ協賛) is currently running … Continue reading

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