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History and Culture

Do Korea and China Use the Same Characters?

As Korea and China are so close geographically, it’s not surprising that writing in the Korean peninsula started out borrowing from Classical Chinese. Just like Latin in Medieval times in the West, Classical Chinese was used only by the elite, in literary and official contexts. Adopting Chinese characters: Hanja Korea was the first non-Chinese culture […]

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