China in Signs and Symbols
By Zhao Yuntao  Publisher: Zhonghua Book Company
Paper Back
2021-01-01 | ISBN: 9787101152364
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People are "symbolic animals" and "all cultural forms are symbolic forms". The ancients left us countless symbols full of symbolic meaning and aesthetic value. The author selects more than 100 symbols that can best represent China in handed-down documents, archaeological excavations and folk beliefs and have a profound impact on the generation process, development and evolution, current influence,  and divides them into four parts: auspicious, guardian, sacred and humanistic. It  The implication and application are carefully examined, supplemented by nearly 300 colorful illustrations telling the context and core spirit of cultural China. Understanding China in signs and symbols, whether it is cultural root seeking, cultural tourism, or daily aesthetics, will be an interesting humanistic journey.