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Symbols, Art, and Language from the Land of the Dragon: The Cultural History of 100 Chinese Characters


Symbols, Art, and Language from the Land of the Dragon: The Cultural History of 100 Chinese Characters by Brand: Duncan Baird at Translate This Website. SKU: NOGARAP-bkld2012MAY-40941. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Chinese characters captivate as much with their artistic expressiveness as with their fascinating layers of meaning: they are written reflections of


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Chinese characters captivate as much with their artistic expressiveness as with their fascinating layers of meaning: they are written reflections of a unique and beguiling culture. Drawing upon the latest scholarship, this book gathers 100 of the most significant sinographs, placing them within their historical, artistic, and cultural contexts.  Each word is traced through the ages, from picture drawings to multifaceted modern characters, and every entry explores the characters’ significance in Chinese culture, from words such as dragon, phoenix, mountain, and heaven to abstract concepts of love, truth, wisdom, and luck. Superb calligraphy accompanies the text–often shown full-page for impact—along with lavish reproductions of Chinese brush paintings, scrolls, ceramics, and textiles.

 

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Manufacturer:Duncan Baird
Brand:Brand: Duncan Baird
Publisher:Duncan Baird
Studio:Duncan Baird
SKU:NOGARAP-bkld2012MAY-40941
EAN:9781844838493
Item Weight:3.18 pounds
Item Size:1 x 12.25 x 12.25 inches
Package Weight:3.15 pounds
Package Size:9.3 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches

Symbols, Art, and Language from the Land of the Dragon: The Cultural History of 100 Chinese Characters by Brand: Duncan Baird

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