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

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Publisher Comments:

This book contains some four hundred symbols, and even a casual runthrough will show how many of these are concerned with the same few basic themes. These were the things that mattered to the Chinese in their everyday lives, their heart's desires-to live a long and healthy life, to attain high civic and social rank, and to have children (i.e. to have sons).

Synopsis:

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 custom and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203038772
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Social Science : General
Author:
Eberhard, Wolfram
Author:
Wolfram Eberhard
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Symbolism in art -- China -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Symbolism in art
Subject:
General
Subject:
China
Subject:
Medicine, Chinese Traditional.
Subject:
Symbolism
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Mythology, asian
Subject:
Mythology-World Tales
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Chinese Philosophy
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
April 1988
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought
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Product details pages Taylor & Francis - English 9780203038772 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 custom and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.
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