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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought 3. This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 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. Paperback , pages. Published April 14th by Routledge first published January 1st A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dictionary of Chinese Symbols , please sign up. Can i get it's text free? See 1 question about Dictionary of Chinese Symbols…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 29, Niki rated it really liked it Shelves: How everything in Chinese culture and literature can be linked to something sexual.
Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought
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. Jan 05, Lili rated it really liked it Shelves: I love this book, I really do, one of my favorite random grabs from Half Priced Books.
See, I am a great lover of symbolism and how it relates to various cultures and religions, I feel you can learn as much about a culture from studying its symbols as you can reading about its history. Of course I have a love bordering on obsession for all things Chinese, their culture is impressively vast and rather long and complex.
It is very easy to see how it can fill an entire book, I find myself reaching I love this book, I really do, one of my favorite random grabs from Half Priced Books. It is very easy to see how it can fill an entire book, I find myself reaching for it quite often to cross reference why a certain symbol shows up where and why. My only real problem with this book is how it makes everything in Chinese culture vaguely sexual. If this is actually the case then I have no problem with it, but in other works on symbols especially with regards to symbolism in art I have not run into it as much. So maybe the author knows something I don't know Even though it has a slightly smutty tone, I still find myself reaching for it whenever I want an interesting read.
Oct 24, Mike rated it it was amazing.
Informative and an interesting gateway to getting comfortable with Chinese text. I have read this book so many times, I lose count.
Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought by Wolfram Eberhard
I find it enlightening because it shows me the hidden meanings of lovely, complex Chinese symbols. Julie rated it liked it Apr 13, Lydia Edwards rated it really liked it Sep 27, Janis Ciuba Danner rated it really liked it May 15, Vanda rated it really liked it Apr 21, Shira rated it liked it Mar 27, Nicole rated it really liked it May 19, Adam Walker rated it liked it Nov 01, Mar 10, Shane rated it it was ok.
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