Since the rise of the Roman Empire, a nation’s language always speaks for a nation’s comprehensive power, strength and prestige. Why do we study Chinese?
Twenty years ago, this question might still require a reassuring answer. Now the answer is self-evident. No longer does Chinese just stand for a splendid culture of the world’s only continuous great ancient civilization that enjoys its unbroken tradition for a thousand years.
In addition to China’s increasing influences on international affairs, it also stands for the world’s fastest growing economy with an immeasurable potential as the largest global market in the planet’s most populous nation. So, should we not study Chinese today for our tomorrow?
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- Chinese, Beginning I