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One for the language nerds... I just read this very interesting article on Radiichina about the history of Esperanto in China, and how it possibly even influenced the development of Hanyu Pinyin.


Esperanto, China’s Surprisingly Prominent Linguistic Subculture is Slowly Dying Out

The history of Esperanto in China goes back over 100 years




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What a cool article, thanks for sharing! My random China Esperanto fact to contribute is that poet Bei Dao spoke it (I seem to recall he was also fairly important in the Chinese Esperanto community, but I forgot the details).

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Lu Xun is also mentioned in there. Yes, a fascinating bit of history!


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