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Dictionary of Chinese Symbols

Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought, 1st Edition

By Wolfram Eberhard


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


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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Dictionaries

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General