China’s Kingdom of Characters with Jing Tsu

Factually! with Adam Conover #148 March 15, 2022

China is now one of the world’s most powerful nations. But how did its unique and formidable language shape its rise? Jing Tsu, the author of Kingdom of Characters, joins Adam to explain the history of the Chinese language, and the amazing innovations that brought it into the modern world. Check out her book at

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