Today, my。 topic is change。s in Chinese characters.
Chinese cul。ture is br。oad and profound. And I think, Chinese ch。ar。acters are also an important part of Chinese culture.
At first, ther。e was Oracle Bone Inscriptions. It was an a。ncient language. It was written on tortoise shell or animal bones. It r。ecorded the political and economic situation in the Shang D。yn。as。ty.
Then, there was inscriptio。ns on ancient bron。ze objects （jin wen）。
Look at the picture! It was popular in the Zhou Dynasty.
Next, there was seal character （zhuan shu）。 It wa。s used in Qin Dynasty.
Th。en, let’s。 look at this picture. It is called official script （li shu）。It was usually v。ery flat. It was begun t。o use in the Qin D。ynasty. It became the。 most popular in the Han Dynasty.
This is regular scr。ipt （kai shu）。 As its name, it is very reg。ular. It is very popular now, too.
This is running script （xing shu）。 It depe。nded on the regular script. It is between the regular script and cursive. The most famous writing of r。unning script is La。n Tingxu.
Let’s talk about cursive. Some of the stro。kes are not written, so we sometimes cannot u。nderstand it well.。 There were many famous people who wrote cursive well, like: Zhang Xu。, Huai su, and so on.
And even now, we have dif。ferences between the traditional characters and simplified characters. The traditional characters are difficult to write. And th。e simplified characters are easier. But the trad。itional characters are a tradition of Chin。a. So I think, we can w。rite simplified chara。cters in our everyday life, and study the tradi。tional characters in our free time if we want.