Volume 34, Issue 2 (March 1989)
A Preliminary Classification of the Writing Elements of Chinese Characters
Chinese writing from 100 Asians who recently migrated to the United States was collected and intercompared to determine the frequency of handwriting characteristics. The general elements of handwriting form and execution were assessed in each sample. They include: system, style, size, slant, proportions, angularity, skill, speed, pressure, arrangement, spacing, and alignment. The basic strokes of Chinese characters are delineated, and the methods and application of foreign writing comparison are summarized.