Chinese Writing System

The goal of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to look closely at a writing system other than the Roman alphabet. You will research the history, technical dimensions, and the current status of the writing system you have selected (you might even use these as headings to organize your paper)

When and where did this language emerge? How was it used? For what purposes?
How does this writing system work? How is it designed? What are its features and how does it communicate?
Is the writing system still in use? If not, why not? If so, in what contexts?