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

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A guide describing more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature, customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.
Paperback, 332 pages
Published July 11th 1988 by Routledge (first published July 11th 1986)
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Oct 24, 2016 Mike rated it it was amazing
Informative and an interesting gateway to getting comfortable with Chinese text
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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
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How everything in Chinese culture and literature can be linked to something sexual. 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.
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