There are lots of ancient Chinese characters,false characters and variant forms of Chinese characters in the epitaphs of the Tang dynasty,which cause many characters obstacles for accurate interpretation,arrangement and further research of the epitaphs of the Tang dynasty. Thus they are not conducive to their effective scientific utilization. By doing a detailed textual research of knotty Chinese characters in the epitaphs of the Tang dynasty,distinguishing fonts,giving examples for the characters,summarizing the evolution laws of characters,inquiring character meanings,interpretating the meanings of the contexts and communicating the relations between the characters,the author hopes to provide reference materials for the textual research on knotty Chinese characters in the epitaphs of the Tang dynasty and the research of the development history of Chinese characters and provide information support for the study of the history of the Tang dynasty.
Journal of China West Normal University：Philosophy ＆ Social Sciences
the Tang dynasty
knotty Chinese character