|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 ... "