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Title: The Six Scripts or the Principles of Chinese Writing by Tai Tung
Subtitle: A Translation by L. C. Hopkins, with a Memoir of the Translator by W. Perceval Yetts
Written By: Tai Tung
Translated By: L. C. Hopkins
Description:

First published in 1881, The Six Scripts; or, The Principles of Chinese Writing
was an English translation by L. C. Hopkins (1854–1952) of Tai T'ung's Liu Shu
Ku. Following Hopkins' death, a facsimile of the original translation was printed
in 1954 by the Cambridge University Press, together with a memoir of the
translator's life by W. Perceval Yetts and corrections and additions to the text.
It is that version which is reissued here.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107605152
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 31.99