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The Spirit of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Heart by Aria, Barbara; Gon, Russell Eng 1992 Hardcover USED

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The Spirit of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Heart by Aria, Barbara; Gon, Russell Eng 1992 Hardcover USED

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The Spirit of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Heart by Aria, Barbara; Gon, Russell Eng Hardcover USED
Series:
, 96 pages

From the fluid strokes in the characters denoting “grace,” “enlightenment,” and “tranquility” to the complex meanings inherent in the words for “honor,” “love,” and “wisdom,” the richness and depth of the Chinese language come alive in this compact, elegant volume of 40 beautifully rendered ideograms. Every character is accompanied by a simple chart showing its physical composition, stroke by stroke, as well as an informative text describing the myriad linguistic components from which its meaning is derived.As a result, the reader can grasp each character’s significance and connection to centuries of Chinese and, ultimately, gain an understanding of the language beyond a mere familiarity with linguistic symbols. Complete with two-color printed end-papers and a charming full-color bookmark, “The Spirit of the Chinese Character” makes a lovely gift or keepsake volume, sure to inspire a fascination with the complexity of an incomparably beautiful and evocative language.

Additional information

Weight16 oz
Dimensions18 × 14 × 3 in
Genre

Source

Count

96

Count Unit

pages

Manufactured

1992

Format

Hardcover

Authors

Aria, Barbara; Gon, Russell Eng

Item Type

Language

English

Title

The Spirit of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Heart

ConditionGood