1st Edition

Dictionary of Chinese Symbols
Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought

ISBN 9780415002288
Published July 11, 1988 by Routledge
336 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

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



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


`A readable, authoritative and affordable work.' - Malcolm Taggart, Reference Reviews