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China:
Empire of Living Symbols

by Cecilia Lindqvist

ISBN 0201570092 / 9780201570090 / 0-201-57009-2
Publisher Addison-Wesley
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Book summary

Stone Age dwellers along the Yellow River inscribed images of men, dragons, deer, sun and moon onto bone or pottery long ago. These same pictures live on the the characters used by the Chinese today. Cecilia Lindqvist traces the evolution and enduring history of Chinese characters, providing insight into their culture. [via]