Middle Chinese

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Middle Chinese

n.
The Chinese language as used in the Tang dynasty (618-907), whose pronunciation is known from systematic descriptions in dictionaries and scholarly works from the Tang, Song, and later dynasties, and from the comparison of modern varieties of Chinese. Middle Chinese is the source of loanwords in Korean and Vietnamese and the largest group of Chinese loanwords in Japanese.

Mid′dle Chinese′


n.
the Chinese language of the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. Abbr.: MChin
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In them I recognized the descendants of the ancient Chinese race.
The principle of selection I find distinctly given in an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia.
LUNCHTIME shoppers in Coventry were treated to a display of the ancient Chinese art of tai chi.
In fact, as much as Cai's work may seem to toy with Westerners' willingness to view it as a contemporary expression of"ancient Chinese wisdom," it does so only to reveal a trickster or an ironist at work.
Many, many things happen in Lin's dance drama, which calls on the methods of both contemporary modern dance and ancient Chinese dance to present a visual poem telling of benign and evil forces, old and new.
On October 3, sessions start in the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi to keep the body fluid energised.
Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement, has been used for thousands of years to find and maintain good energy (chi) in a building to nurture its inhabitants.
A LEAMINGTON man has been given Rugby people their first taste of an ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi Ch'uan, which has proved therapeutic to the human being for thousands of years.
Ancient Chinese society, informed by Confucianism, promoted a holistic outlook, Nisbett and his colleagues propose.
Ancient Chinese texts speak of therapeutic treatments involving the use of earth to cure certain illnesses, as well as to cleanse not only tainted or contaminated objects and spaces, but also the human body.
A team of experts skilled in the ancient Chinese art visited glasshouses across the country, advising on the siting of the hives for the 2.5 million bumblebees imported from Belgium and Holland to pollinate the British crop.
Although the ancient Chinese animals qualify as vertebrates, they lack the bony skeleton and teeth seen in most, but not ail, members of this subphylum today.

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