How Many Chinese Characters Are There?Written by Rosie Wang
Let's trace number of Chinese characters from Han Dynasty 汉朝 (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.)
说文解字 (Shuwenjiezhi) - The first complete dictionary that listed all Chinese character was published in Han Dynasty 汉朝 at around 100 A.D. It was regarded as the origin of Chinese characters. It included 9,353 characters.
康熙字典(Kangxi) - well known classic of Chinese dictionary was published in 1716 of Qing Dynasty 清朝. The Kangxi dictionary included about 46,964 characters compiled in 42 booklets. Most of characters were unused and rare variant accumulated over centuries. Those characters were regrouped under 214 radicals still in use today in many dictionaries to classified characters in traditional form.
The first official simplified form characters were published in 1956 by People's Republic of China. Many additions and modifications to original list were adopted since. The list included 6,500 simplified characters.
Baroness Elisa and Synergy to Perform in Moi Rana Nordland Friday May 27th Written by Daniel J. Rowe
Baroness Elisa (www.baronesselisa.com) is performing with “Synergy” on luxury Fred Olsen cruise liner Braemer in Moi Rana Nordland on Friday, May 27th. "Elegant, but not stuffy" best describes atmosphere on board Braemar which came into service in 2001. At 19,089 tons and with 376 well-appointed cabins and suites, Braemar upholds Fred Olsen tradition of small-ship intimacy without compromising on personal space.
On board, Baroness’ performance is small and intimate before returning to United States for a charitable event in South Florida later this summer. Baroness Elisa defines best in cabaret theater and South Florida audiences are invited support leading Gay and Lesbian organization, Compass,in a spectacular charity fundraiser in Delray Beach on Sunday, August 7th.
Compass, Inc. (www.compassglcc.com), is Palm Beach County gay and lesbian community center dedicated to promoting pride, diversity, and public awareness of, for, and by Palm Beach County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and visitors. Compass provides social services and support for gay youth and gay families. Compass also offers a clean, safe meeting space for a variety of national, state, and local organizations as well as social, service, support and athletic groups that meet diverse interests of county’s LGBT people. Compass is largest LGBT community center in Southeast United States and is seventh largest in nation in budget size, staff size and diversity of funded programs.