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China: Empire of Living Symbols Paperback – May 6, 2008

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Guardian 7/5/08
“An evocative, compelling celebration of language as a carrier of culture.”

Toronto Globe & Mail 7/5/08
“[A] delightful cultural and linguistic history.”

Boston Globe
“Deserve[s] special mention…Lavishly illustrated.”

London Review of Books
, 2008
“A fascinating introduction to Chinese language and culture. Beautifully designed and illustrated with photographs, calligraphy and drawings.”

Shelf Awareness’s “Top Ten of 2009,” 12/15/2009
“For those of us fascinated by Chinese, this offers detailed histories of many basic characters, showing their earliest forms, which often were representational, and their stylized modern versions.”

About the Author

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

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Da Capo Press; Illustrated edition (May 6, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0306816091
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0306816093
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.16 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.28 x 7.87 x 1.19 inches
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