Postcard from China

Aside from the fact that this is a Christian Church, I can’t tell much about this postcard and the descriptors on the back are all in Chinese. 

Look at these stamps!  (Placed in the lower left-hand corner.  The address was on the left side too.)

My observation of the many postcards I’ve received from countries with character-type (as opposed to letter-type) languages is that the handwriting is beautiful, not at all like the scrawl that comes out the the US and Europe.  I wonder if languages with characters require a greater attention to detail?
One postcrosser even wrote in her profile a plea to please write neatly.  

2 thoughts on “Postcard from China”

  1. Our letter formation seems so much less lyrical. I believe that a lot of Asian letters and writing systems contain a lot of symbolism. Each stroke angle can change the meaning of the writing, so precision in the writing and a sense of story/meaning must be kept in mind. It is interesting to consider how that would impact their writing of other letter systems.

  2. I have a soft spot for old church architecture, so I like this card a lot. I wonder how old the building is? My guess would be 30s/40s.

    I like Sarah's theory about the handwriting.

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