Zhou Youguang

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This is a Cheenese name; the faimlie name is Zhou.
Zhou Youguang
Zhou Youguang 1920s.jpg
Zhou in the 1920s
Native name
BornZhou Yaoping
13 Januar 1906(1906-01-13)
Changzhou, Jiangsu, Qing Empire
Died(2017-01-14)14 Januar 2017
(aged 111 years, 1 day)
Beijing, Cheenae
Alma materSt. John's University; Guanghua Varsity
Kent forDevelopment o Pinyin; supercentenarian
Notable wirk(s)The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts
Poleetical pairty
China Democratic National Construction Association
Hauf-marrae(s)Zhang Yunhe (m. 1933; her death 2002)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese周有光
Birth name

Zhou Youguang (Cheenese: 周有光; pinyin: Zhōu Yǒuguāng; 13 Januar 1906 – 14 Januar 2017) wis a Cheenese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, publisher an supercentenarian, kent as the "faither o Pinyin",[1][2] a seestem for romanisation o Mandarin Cheenese which wis offeecially adoptit bi the Cheenese govrenment in 1958, the Internaitional Organisation for Staundartisation (ISO) in 1982, an the Unitit Nations in 1986.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Father of pinyin". China Daily. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009. Reprinted in part as Simon, Alan (21–27 Jan 2011). "Father of Pinyin". China Daily Asia Weekly. Hong Kong. Xinhua. p. 20.
  2. Branigan, Tania (21 February 2008). "Sound Principles". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  3. Margalit Fox (14 January 2017). "Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111". The New York Times.