A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols

A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols

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by Wolfram Eberhard
     
 

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This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.
'An ideal reference book to help one learn and explore further, while simultaneously giving

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This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.
'An ideal reference book to help one learn and explore further, while simultaneously giving greater insight into many other aspects of Chinese life ... the most authoritative guide to Chinese symbolism available to the general reader today ... a well-researched, informative and entertaining guide to the treasure trove of Chinese symbols.' - South China Morning Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415002288
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1988
Series:
Routledge Dictionaries Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
890,722
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.00(d)

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