China by Cecilia Lindqvist
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By Cecilia Lindqvist


Empire of Living Symbols

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China by Cecilia Lindqvist

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306816093
ISBN-10: 0306816091
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 201mm x 30mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Cecilia Lindqvist

Cecilia Lindqvist lives in Stockholm and lectures widely. She has just published a book on Chinese music.

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