A study of the origin of Chinese characters in hunting
This paper analyzes the origin of Chinese characters, which means hunting.
Long ago, hunting was a way to survive for mankind. Since then, with farming, humans settled in one place and began to raise animals that were hunted, the percentage of hunting has become lower.
As man advances, with the development of culture, we became to enjoy hunting for various reasons, such as training of mind and body, military training, entertainment, and memorial services, instead of simply getting out of the way to obtain food. Humans used weapons such as bows and spears to hunt down animals, used dogs and hawks, or made traps, and set traps to hunt animals in various ways. Various hunting methods have been handed down from ancient times to present without major changes, and the traces remain in the Chinese characters related to hunting. Therefore, analyzing the origin of Chinese characters can help us understand ancient hunting methods and meanings.
Humans developed language to communicate with each other, and letters were generated through the stages of symbols. Because the letters were created by necessity, the background of the creation of the letters shows the social picture of the time.
Since Chinese characters have been used for thousands of years, analyzing the meanings of Chinese characters reveals many aspects of ancient culture, society, politics, and customs. In this paper, we will learn about the meaning, tools, and methods of hunting, seasonal hunting by analyzing the resources of Chinese characters that represent hunting among the cultures shown in Chinese characters.