China: Empire of Living Symbols by Cecilia Lindqvist

China: Empire of Living Symbols

byCecilia Lindqvist

Kobo ebook | April 27, 2009

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The origins of Chinese ideographs were not known until 1899, when a scholar went to an apothecary for some medicine made of dragon bone.” To his surprise, the bone, which had not yet been ground into powder, contained a number of carved inscriptions. Thus began the exploration of the 3000-year-old sources of the written characters still used in China today. In this unparalleled and deeply researched book, Cecilia Lindqvist tells the story of these characters and shows how their shapes and concepts have permeated all of Chinese thought, architecture, art, and culture.

Title:China: Empire of Living SymbolsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 27, 2009Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786731990

ISBN - 13:9780786731992

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