The Origins of Chinese Characters, Wang Hongyuan, 2nd Printing, 1994, Very Good

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The Origins of Chinese Characters
ISBN:
7800522431
Author:
Wang Hongyuan
Publisher:
Sinolingua
Release Date:
1994
Seller Category:
CHINESE ART
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1
Condition:
Used: Very Good
Sku: 00703
Notes: Very Good, Second Printing, 8vo, 10 1/4" x 7 1/4." Bilingual text in Chinese and English. Orange paper wrappers with black-and-white lettering on front cover and spine. Black-and-white illustration on front. Covers have slight rippling and moderate rubbing to front and back and light discoloration to the spine, else clean and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations of pictograms. 214 pp., including illustrations, Postscript, Bibliography, Index for Characters, and Index. An etymological dictionary by Wang Hongyuan. Most of the book compares early Chinese pictograms to modern modern Chinese characters (hanzi). Words or characters are arranged alphabetically and are each accompanied by brief commentary. A short Introduction summarizes language progression and the history of early writing in China. The pictograms approximately span the Neolithic period (including the Shang and Zhou Dynasties) until the Han Dynasty. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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