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

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - Social Science - 336 pages
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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

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User Review  - Shane - Goodreads

Not bad, but with modern technology the publisher should have put some effort into the line art. Read full review

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

User Review  - Niki - Goodreads

How everything in Chinese culture and literature can be linked to something sexual. Well, not really, but it's a very interesting book. Helpful for those of us who have a hard time remembering China's "rather" long history. Read full review

About the author (2002)

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

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