Chang’an: Babel on the Yellow River

A map of modern China’s dialects. Min is the only one not descended from Middle Chinese.
An ambassador from Da Qin (the Roman Empire)
Xuanzang’s journey to the West resonates with modern audiences.
Ancient Kyoto was designed in imitation of Chang’an.

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Sam Quillen

Sam Quillen

Former linguistics student; current investment bank analyst who sometimes thinks about something other than spreadsheets