How Do The Chinese Run A Library?

11 July 2017, 15:13

Chinese book
Chinese book. Picture: Google Images

With thousands of characters in their alphabet, How do they organise their libraries. Here's the answer.


How do you find what you’re looking for in a Chinese library when they have thousands of characters? Rob, South Norwood


Name: Duncan, Bermondsey

Qualification: Has a Chinese fiancée

Answer: They use a system called Pinyin which is an anglicized version of Chinese characters. So they convert the first letter of author’s second name into the Romanised equivalent; instead of having impossible amounts of sections in a Library.