Jiaguwen, or "oracle bone script", the earliest Chinese writing inscriptions carved on tortoise shells and animal scapulas, comes alive on Chinese internet and evolves itself as a new online language among the young generation.
"I never imagined that I can use Jiaguwen to communicate with my friends. I thought they can only be seen in my textbooks and understood by a few researchers. Also, these memes look so creative and cute," said Sina Weibo user Daodan Xiaopan.
"The digitization of Jiaguwen is a brilliant idea to promote Chinese traditional culture, and I hope the designers can launch more memes for me to learn the ancient characters," WeChat user Xin Wenxu added.
Chen Nan, who designs Jiaguwen memes, is happy to know that Chinese netizens like his works.
"At present, most people think Jiaguwen is hard to understand and ignore the great historic value of it. Through using Jiaguwen memes, I truly hope that more people can develop the interest of the ancient characters and make it accessible to more people's daily life," Chen said.
Here are some funny Jiaguwen memes that integrate Chinese ancient writings and chic online words. Let's take a look.