Zhou Youguang - The inventor of pinyin

phil
February 21, 2008, 09:58 AM posted in General Discussion

From The Guardian, here is a link to a short interview with the inventor of pinyin, Zhou Yoguang. Not particularly enlightening but worth a look, he's a pretty healthy 102 year old.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2008/feb/20/zhaou.youguang.pinyin
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phil
February 21, 2008, 09:59 AM

About time that link problem was fixed? Here it is again http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2008/feb/20/zhaou.youguang.pinyin

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lunetta
February 21, 2008, 11:07 AM

I always get goose bumps whenever I hear someone that old tell about their life. I just love it when they're able and willing to tell about the things they've experienced and lived through.

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angela2
February 21, 2008, 12:20 PM

I wish that the Guardian would provide a text version - I can't access the video here in Gansu.

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ratatouille
February 21, 2008, 06:04 PM

What a remarkable man - what a life and legacy living in his small apartment but what a zest for life he seems to have, laughing quite a lot and seeming quite happy and young at heart. Great he was able to avoid 20 years in prison by making his hobby his work.

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sparechange
February 21, 2008, 11:21 PM

Now that is cool.

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auntie68
February 21, 2008, 11:59 PM

Phil, thanks for bringing this lovely interview to my attention. I really enjoyed it!

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ratatouille
February 22, 2008, 05:24 PM

What the chinese term he uses in the piece which translates to "reactionary academic"?

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julesong
March 06, 2008, 05:43 PM

Wonderful - thank you so much for sharing!

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jenyoung
March 06, 2008, 05:54 PM

oh wow! He's really neat! I think I kinda want to give him a hug.