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Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang dies at 112 - CCTV

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Zhou Youguang, a renowned Chinese linguist, died at the age of 112 on Saturday morning in Beijing. Zhou was born in Changzhou in east China's Jiangsu Province. He spent his early years studying economics and began studying ...and more »

Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111 - New York Times

Zhou Youguang, known as the father of Pinyin for creating the system of Romanized Chinese writing that has become the international standard since its introduction some 60 years ago, died on Saturday in Beijing, Chinese state media reported. He was 111 ...and more »

Zhou Youguang, Architect Of A Bridge Between Languages, Dies At 111 - NPR

Zhou Youguang, the inventor of a system to convert Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet, died Saturday at the age of 111. Since his system was introduced nearly six decades ago, few innovations have done more to boost literacy rates in ...and more »

Linguist who simplified Chinese writing dies at 111 - Financial Times

Zhou Youguang, the linguist considered the father of the Pinyin system used to represent the pronunciation of Chinese characters and who was an outspoken critic of the ruling Communist party, has died in Beijing at the age of 111. Born to a wealthy ...and more »

Creator of Chinese Pinyin writing system dies at 111 - gbtimes

Creator of the Chinese Pinyin writing system Zhou Youguang died at his home on January 14, a day after celebrating his 111th birthday. CRI. Share this: Facebook messenger · LinkedIn. Copy this link to embed. LATEST IN LIFE & CULTURE. Mixed fortunes for ...and more »

China's Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies aged 111 - BBC News

Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, has died aged 111. Mr Zhou and a Communist party committee spent three years developing the Pinyin system in ...and more »

Father of Chinese Pinyin Passes Away at 111 - Women of China

Renowned Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, the creator of Pinyin writing system, passed away on January 14, one day after his 111th birthday. The Hinabook publishing house, which published several of Zhou's books in recent years, confirmed Zhou's death ...and more »

Zhou Youguang, whose Pinyin writing system helped modernize China, dies at 111 - Washington Post

Zhou Youguang, a onetime Wall Street banker from China who developed Pinyin, a Romanized writing system that has helped more than 1 billion Chinese and countless foreigners learn Mandarin, died Jan. 14 in Beijing, one day after celebrating his 111th ...and more »

Zhou Youguang, father of China's modern writing system, dies at age 111 - The Seattle Times

Zhou Youguang, the father of China's Pinyin writing system, at his study in Beijing, Dec. 2, 2011. (SHIHO FUKADA/NYT). Zhou Youguang created the Pinyin system of Romanized Chinese, which vastly increased literacy in China and eased the agonies of ...and more »

What you should know about China's Zhou Youguang, inventor of Pinyin - Christian Science Monitor

Zhou Youguang, who in 1958 invented Pinyin, the romanized spelling system that linked ancient Chinese writing to the modern age, died Saturday in Beijing. The system forever changed how the world learns and types Chinese. Books are displayed as ...and more »