Xiě Yùn was invented by Christopher Yale Tang (唐泰川) in 2002. He was inspired to invent it after reading a book about Jurchen, the ancient language of the Manchus. He was amazed that Jurchen characters looked very similiar to Chinese characters, but that he could read hardly any of them. So he came up with the idea of devising a writing system for Chinese which could represent the pronunciation and also look like Chinese characters.
Rénrén shēng ér zìyóu, zài zūnyán hé quánlì shàng yīlǜ píngdĕng. Tāmen fùyŏu lĭxìng hé liángxīn, bìng yīng yĭ xīongdì guānxì de jīngshén hùxiāng dùidài.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions about Xiě Yùn, you can contact Christopher at: tangtaichuan[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]cn
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