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In Chinese culture, it is believed that by surrounding one's self with lucky objects and images, we can increase our chances of finding true happiness. This exquisite book explores the rich symbolic meaning behind the five most auspicious Chinese concepts of good fortune: luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness, and wealth. Lavishly illustrated from ancient and moderns sources, and with text in both Chinese and English, Five-fold Happiness reveals the deeper meanings in these ideals as they occur in everyday life. Notice anew the cat with one paw beckoning at the entrance of shops and restaurants. Leam the significance of peaches, goldfish, the dragon dance, and the color red. Discover the benefits of ginseng, oysters, and shrimp. But most of all, find in the pages of this delightful book a way of welcoming these and many other symbols of good fortune into your own life.

Synopsis:

Discover the rich meaning behind the ancient and everyday Chinese symbols of happiness in this bilingual guide to understanding prosperous omens and inviting good fortune into your life.

Synopsis:

Surround yourself with lucky objects, the Chinese believe, and good fortune will come to you. In word and image, this exquisite volume-a delight to hold in the hand-explores the bounteous meanings of the five-fold symbols of happiness: luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness, and wealth. Drenched in color and lavishly illustrated from ancient and modern sources, Five-Fold Happiness interweaves both Chinese and English text. Peaches, the number eight, the imperial color of gold, a cat with one paw beckoning, or the dragon dance-here are some of the familiar images now revealed in their rich significance. Whether readers choose to embrace these symbols in their everyday lives or simply enjoy them on these glorious pages, Five-Fold Happiness is altogether auspicious.

About the Author

Vivien Sung was born in Sydney, Australia. She now lives in San Francisco, where she works as a graphic designer. She has studied in China and travels there frequently.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811835268
Subtitle:
Chinese Concepts of Luck, Prosperity, Longevity, Happiness, and Wealth
Translator:
Tang, You-Shan
Author:
Sung, Vivien
Author:
Weinstein, Richard
Author:
Tang, You-Shan
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco, Calif.
Subject:
China
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Chinese language
Subject:
Bilingual books
Subject:
Superstition
Subject:
Fortune
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Personal Growth - Happiness
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
China Social life and customs Terminology.
Subject:
Chinese language -- Terms and phrases.
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v.28, no.7
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.06x5.44x1.25 in. 1.28 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Discover the rich meaning behind the ancient and everyday Chinese symbols of happiness in this bilingual guide to understanding prosperous omens and inviting good fortune into your life.
"Synopsis" by , Surround yourself with lucky objects, the Chinese believe, and good fortune will come to you. In word and image, this exquisite volume-a delight to hold in the hand-explores the bounteous meanings of the five-fold symbols of happiness: luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness, and wealth. Drenched in color and lavishly illustrated from ancient and modern sources, Five-Fold Happiness interweaves both Chinese and English text. Peaches, the number eight, the imperial color of gold, a cat with one paw beckoning, or the dragon dance-here are some of the familiar images now revealed in their rich significance. Whether readers choose to embrace these symbols in their everyday lives or simply enjoy them on these glorious pages, Five-Fold Happiness is altogether auspicious.
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