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

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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 in
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Hardcover, 332 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Books (first published January 1st 1983)
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I have read this book so many times, I lose count. I find it enlightening because it shows me the hidden meanings of lovely, complex Chinese symbols.
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