By carefully selecting 150 of the most interesting and recognizable symbols of Chinese culture, the six volume Chinese edition of Symbols of China has been condensed into this single hardcover edition of 250 pages containing an impressive 200 pictures. SYMBOLS OF CHINA examines those things that make China Chinese. From chopsticks to calligraphy, the Spring Festival to Shangri-La, Ah Q to Zhong Ku, these icons symbolize the very essence of China. Understanding them gives a deeper understanding of this ancient civilization.
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German translation manuscript available.
General Editor: Professor Feng Jicai , prestigious writer and painter, Vice-Chairman of the International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) and President of the Fiction Society of China. Vice-General Editor: Professor Zhang Yiwu, director of the Chinese Cultural Studies Center at Beijing University