I posted on the open stenotype blog about Chinese shorthand and figured I’d also put up the relevant content here.
Could someone get a copy of the Yawei Shorthand theory text I link to below (or one like it found somewhere else etc) and host it on this blog?
Interestingly, the inventor of the Yawei steno theory was originally the inventor of a Gregg Shorthand theory for Chinese, which was in widespread stenographic use until he came up with the machine theory. I have attached a link to a copy (I found somewhere anonymous online) of his Yawei Shorthand theory for reference.
And here is a link about Tang Yawei’s history.