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Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs: A Comprehensive Handbook on Symbolism in Chinese Art Through the Ages

C. A. S. Williams Terence Barrow

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Tuttle
01 December 2017
Oriental art; Art Treatments & Subjects; History
The Eight Immortals, the five eleents, the dragon and the phoenix, yin and yang - presentations of these important cultural symbols ar pervasive in Chinese literature, art, and architecture and without an understanding of their significance, much Chinese history, folklore, and culture cannot be fully appreciated. C.A.S. Williams offers concise explanations of these essential symbols and motifs. Arranged alphabetically for easy access, the book not only explains essential cultural symbols, accompanied by their Chinese characters, but also contains many articles on Chinese beliefs, customs, arts and crafts, food, agriculture, and medicine. This fourth revised edition has been completely reset and now uses the Pinyin pronunciation of Chinese names and words. The book has become a standard reference volume for students of China and Chinese culture.
By:   C. A. S. Williams
Introduction by:   Terence Barrow
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9780804850070
ISBN 10:   0804850070
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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