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LINGUIST List 23.1698

Mon Apr 02 2012

Books: Chinese Characters: Han

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Date: 02-Apr-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Chinese Characters: Han
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Title: Chinese Characters
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Jiantang Han
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521186605 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 12.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521186605 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 19.99
Abstract:

Han Jiantang provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the fascinating
history and development of the written Chinese language, from pictograms
painted on rocks and pottery and ancient inscriptions to the refined art of
calligraphy and the characters in use today. Chinese Characters will appeal to
readers looking for an introduction to the rich but complex Chinese language and
to all those interested in the relationship between language and culture.

1. The emergence of written language; 2. The origin of Han characters; 3. The
evolution of forms of Han characters; 4. The formation of Han characters; 5.
The profound mystery of Han characters; 6. Chinese history narrated in Han
characters; 7. The art of Han characters.


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Writing Systems

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng)

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