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Outlines of Chinese symbolism and art motives
AuthorWilliams, C. A. S. (Charles Alfred Speed), b. 1884
Pub. LocationNew YorkPublisherDover Publications
Date1976Phys. Desc.xxi, 472 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberGR335.W53 1976
Outlines of Chinese symbolism and art motives / C.A.S. Williams.
Subtitle: An alphabetical compendium of antique legends and beliefs, as reflected in the manners and customs of the Chinese. Reprint of the 1941 ed. published by Kelly and Walsh, Shanghai.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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" ... special emphasis is placed on those historical, legendary or supernatural persons, animals and objects that recur frequently as symbols or emblems ... phoenix, Eight Immortals, Twelve Ornaments, customs and observances, general topics (agriculture, medicine, astrology, costume drama), arts and crafts (carpets, lacquer, shop signs, calligraphy), religion and folk beliefs, natural history, music ... "

Subject(s)Folklore--China--Encyclopedias, Illustrated
Symbolism--China--Encyclopedias, Illustrated
China--Social life and customs--Encyclopedias, Illustrated
Art, Chinese--Motives, themes--Dictionaries
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEdition3d rev. ed.Rec. #313