Asia Pacific Jan 14, 2017

Zhou Youguang, father of Chinese Romanization, dies at 111

Zhou Youguang, a linguist considered the father of modern China's Pinyin Romanization system, died Saturday at the age of 111. Born in 1906 during China's last imperial dynasty, the Qing, Zhou died at his home in Beijing, one day after celebrating his birthday, according to ...

World Dec 20, 2016

'Surreal' declared Merriam-Webster's 2016 word of the year

In a word, 2016 was "surreal." Surreal, meaning "marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream" was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Surreal joined the Oxford English Dictionary's "post-truth" and Dictionary.com's ...