Chinese "kanji"

Gadi Niram gadi at MANIAGRID.COM
Wed Oct 5 23:21:46 UTC 2005

I've occasionally heard people use the Japanese word "kanji" when
referring to Chinese characters used to write Chinese.  Bryan Preston's
review of the movie _Serenity_ is the first time I've come across it in
written form.

"Though the film never spells it out explicitly, itÂ’s clear from the kanji
characters on viewscreens and in advertisements everywhere that at some
point China surpassed the United States on the way to dominating the

It's also interesting that Preston uses "kanji characters", as opposed to
just "kanji".  At any rate, perhaps "kanji" is becoming the general
American term for Chinese characters?

Gadi Niram
gadi at

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