Chinese Characters by Jiantang HanChinese Characters by Jiantang Han

Chinese Characters

byJiantang Han

Paperback | March 26, 2012

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Han Jiantang provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the fascinating history and development of the written Chinese language, from pictograms painted on rocks and pottery and ancient inscriptions to the refined art of calligraphy and the characters in use today. Chinese Characters will appeal to readers looking for an introduction to the rich but complex Chinese language and to all those interested in the relationship between language and culture.
Title:Chinese CharactersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:168 pages, 10.24 × 6.14 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:10.24 × 6.14 × 0.35 inPublished:March 26, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521186609

ISBN - 13:9780521186605

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Table of Contents

1. The emergence of written language; 2. The origin of Han characters; 3. The evolution of forms of Han characters; 4. The formation of Han characters; 5. The profound mystery of Han characters; 6. Chinese history narrated in Han characters; 7. The art of Han characters.