A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols

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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 ...

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Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415002288
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1988
  • Series: Routledge Dictionaries Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,430,184
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wolfram Eberhard is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2011

    Not even a Dictionary.

    First it's not a dictionary, second it's $35.95-why would you pay that much for a book let alone a nookbook?! It's absolutely ridiculous!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2004

    'dictionary'?! it is more like a 'Chinese Gibberish Complication Guide for Idiots'

    Even with one star rating, I think it is over rated. The author calls it a ¿dictionary¿; I would call it a ¿Chinese Gibberish Complication Guide for Idiots¿. The only Chinese character on its cover is ¿book¿ (pronounced as ¿shu¿ with first tone) is indeed upside down! This is a truly pathetic attempt by the author and his associates to squeeze another $27.95 from the dumb and stupid. Now I know where the tattoo artists get their ¿hanzi¿ (or kanji) from. http://www.tian.cc

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2001

    Dont Be Fooled

    The Dictionary of Chinese Symbols is a good book as a matter a fact it's very good.If your out looking for a DICTIONARY then you shouldent get this book. If you want to see a symbol for a word, you this isnt the book for you only because you cant use this book like a normal english dictionary you cant look in the index for the word you want.This book has only a limited number of symbols and words etc... So if youre looking for a DICTIONARY that you can look up words dont get this book.

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