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A Study of Wangyun's Theory of Gujinzi - Focusing on Fenbiewen and Leizengzi

JaeJoong Oh 1

1건국대학교

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ABSTRACT

Wangyun is a prominent scholar in the Qing dynasty. Shuowenshili is his masterpiece study of Shuowenjiezi. Shuowenshili discusses the difference between Fenbiewen and Leizengzi. It emphasizes that meanings to a word tends to help express more exactly. Wangyun's discussion about Gujinzi refers to the phenomenon that in order to recode a word different characters used in different periods. Wangyun's use of Gujinzi is based on the purpose to explain the relationship between characters. Fenbiewen and Leizengzi are specialized term of characters evolution. Wangyun's theory of Fenbiewen, Leizengzi and Gujinzi is the most important linguistics found. He was generous contributions to the linguistics of China. In particular, understanding the meaning and development of Chinese character.

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