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A dictionary of Chinese symbols : hidden symbols in Chinese life and thought

By: Eberhard, Wolfram
Material type: TextTextLondon/New York Routledge c1986Description: 332p.; ill.; bibliogContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-415-00228-1Subject(s): Symbolism--Encyclopedias and dictionaries | Symbolism in art | Art, ChineseLOC classification: DS721
Contents:
Introduction: The symbolic language of the Chinese. Dictionary of Chinese symbols
Abstract: 'This book contains some four hundred symbols, and even a casual run-through will show how many of these are concerned with the same few basic themes. These were the things that mattered most to the Chinese in their everyday lives, their heart's desires -- to live a long and healthy life, to attain high civic and social rank, and to have children (i.e., to have sons).' -- Introduction
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1st publ. in German as Lexikon chinesischer Symbole by Eugen Diederichs Verlag, Cologne, c1983.. Transl. by G. L. Campbell.

Introduction: The symbolic language of the Chinese. Dictionary of Chinese symbols

'This book contains some four hundred symbols, and even a casual run-through will show how many of these are concerned with the same few basic themes. These were the things that mattered most to the Chinese in their everyday lives, their heart's desires -- to live a long and healthy life, to attain high civic and social rank, and to have children (i.e., to have sons).' -- Introduction

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