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Publisher Comments:

This is the first paperbound edition of a standard reference volume long familiar to students of China and Chinese culture. The work of a scholarly English resident of China, it is an illustrated encyclopedia with hundreds of concise, clear, and authoritative articles outlining the meaning of Chinese symbols and art motives, arranged alphabetically by concept.

Special emphasis is placed on those historical, legendary, or supernatural persons, animals, and objects that recur frequently as symbols or emblems in the art and literature (of Japan and Korea, as well as of China): Lao Tzu, the phoenix, the Eight Immortals, the Twelve Ornaments, and so on. Chinese customs and observances are recorded, and there are numerous articles on general topics (agriculture, medicine, astrology, costume, drama); arts and crafts (carpets, lacquer, shop signs, calligraphy); religion and folk beliefs; natural history; music; and many other subjects. Includes 402 illustrations.

Synopsis:

This standard reference, long familiar to students of Chinese culture, emphasizes the historical, legendary, or supernatural persons, animals, and objects as symbols in art and literature. 402 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Latest, fullest edition. Explains hundreds of symbols, motives, allusions. Thorough, standard reference work. 402 illustrations.

Synopsis:

An illustrated encyclopedia with hundreds of concise, clear, and authoritative articles, this standard reference emphasizes the historical, legendary, or supernatural persons, animals, and objects as symbols in art and literature. There are numerous entries on general topics, arts and crafts, religion and folk beliefs, natural history, music, and many other subjects. 402 illustrations.

Table of Contents

A

  Agriculture

  Alarm-staff

  Amber

  Amitabha

  Amusements

  Ananda

  Ancestral Worship

  Ant

  Apple

  Apricot

  Architecture

  Astrology

  Astronomy

  Axe

  Azalea

B

  Bamboo

  Bat

  Bear

  Beast of Greed

  Bee

  Begging-bowl

  Bell

  Birds and Beasts

  Birth

  Bodhi Tree

  Books

  Brahma

  Bronze

  Broom

  Buddha's Hand

  Butterfly

C

  Cangue

  Canopy

  Carpets

  Castanets

  Cat

  Cedrela

  Chain

  Charms

  Cherry

  Chinaware

  Chisel-knife

  Chrysanthemum

  Cicada

  Club

  Coins

  Colours

  Compass

  Conch-shell

  Conch-shell Trumpet

  Confucius

  Convolvulus

  Coral

  Costume

  Cotton

  Crane

  Cricket

  Cross-thunderbolt

  Cow

  Crown of Brahma

  Curios

  Cycle of Sixty

D

  Dagger

  Death

  Deer

  Diamond Mace

  Diaper Patterns

  Dog

  Donkey

  Door Gods

  Dove

  Dragon

  Dragon-fly

  Drama

  Drum

  Duck

E

  Eight Diagrams

  Eight Immortals

  Eight Treasures

  Eighteen Lohan

  Elephant

  Elixir of Life

  Embroidery

  Enamelware

F

  Falcon

  Fan

  Feng Shui

  Fire

  Fish

  Five Elements

  Five Poisons

  Five Viscera

  Flags

  Flowers

  Flute

  Fly-whisk

  Footprints of Buddha

  Four Heavenly Kings

  Four Treasures

  Fowl

  Fox

  Fu His

G

  Gall-bladder

  Glow-worm

  Goad

  God of Fire

  God of Literature

  God of Longevity

  God of the Kitchen

  God of War

  God of Wealth

  Gold

  Gong

  "Goose, Wild"

  Gourd

  Grain Measure

  Grape

H

  Hammer

  Hand

  Hare

  Heart

  Hemerocallis

  Horse

  Hsi Wang Mu

  Hundred Antiques

I

  Idols

  Intestines

  Iron

  Islands of the Blest

J

  Jade

  Jar

  Jasmine

  Joo-I

K

  Kidneys

  Kingfisher

  Kuan Yin

L

  Lacquer

  Lamaism

  Laocius

  Lapis Lazuli

  Leopard

  Lion

  Liver

  Lotus

  Lozenge

  Lungs

  Lute

M

  Mace

  Magnolia

  Magpie

  Maitreya Buddha

  Manjusri

  Marriage

  Medicine

  Mencius

  Mirrors

  Monkey

  Moon

  Mosquito

  Mulberry

  Musical Instruments

  Mystic Knot

N

  Narcissus

  No Cha

  Numbers

O

  Oak

  Olea Fragrans

  Oleander

  Opium

  Orange

  Orchid

  Owl

  Ox

P

  Pagoda

  Painting

  Palm-Tree

  P'an Ku

  Parrot

  Peach

  Peacock

  Pear

  Pearl

  P'eng Niao

  Peony

  Persimmon

  Pheasant

  Phoenix

  Pig

  Pike

  Pine

  Plant of Long Life

  Plantain

  Plum

  Po Ku T'u

  Pomegranate

  Praying-mantis

  P'u Hsien

Q

  Quail

  Queen of Heaven

R

  Rat

  Reed-organ

  Rhinoceros Horns

  Rice

  Ring

  Rosary

S

  Scroll

  Seals

  Secret Societies

  Seven Appearances

  Shâkyamuni Buddha

  Sheep

  Shop-signs

  Shun

  Silk

  Silver

  Skeleton Staff

  Skull-cup

  Snake

  Snare

  Spear

  Spiritualism

  Spleen

  Stars

  Stomach

  Stone

  Stone Chime

  Su Shih

  Sun

  Swallow

  Swastika

  Sword

T

  Ta Yü

  T'ai Chi

  Tea

  Ten Celestial Stems

  Thigh-bone Trumpet

  Three Great Beings

  Three Pure Ones

  Thunderbolt

  Thunderbolt-dagger

  Tiger

  Ti Tsang

  Toad

  Tortoise

  Trees

  Trident

  Twelve Ornaments

  Twelve Terrestrial Branches

U

  Umbrella

  Unicorn

V

  Vase

  Vermicelli

  Vulture Peak

W

  Water

  Water-pot

  Wei-Ch'i

  Wei T'o

  Wheel of the Law

  Willow

  Wish-granting Gem

  Wolf

  Wood

  Written Characters

Y

  Yama

  Yin and Yang

  Yao

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486233727
Author:
Williams, C. A. S.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
China
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
History - Symbolism
Subject:
China Social life and customs.
Subject:
Symbolism in folklore.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Folklore -- China.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
v. 67
Publication Date:
19760631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.13 lb

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This standard reference, long familiar to students of Chinese culture, emphasizes the historical, legendary, or supernatural persons, animals, and objects as symbols in art and literature. 402 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , Latest, fullest edition. Explains hundreds of symbols, motives, allusions. Thorough, standard reference work. 402 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
An illustrated encyclopedia with hundreds of concise, clear, and authoritative articles, this standard reference emphasizes the historical, legendary, or supernatural persons, animals, and objects as symbols in art and literature. There are numerous entries on general topics, arts and crafts, religion and folk beliefs, natural history, music, and many other subjects. 402 illustrations.
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