The cultural history of the Chinese characters

Date of publication:2005-5   Press: The Star Press   Author:Fumie Aki   Pages:208  

You use every day Chinese characters, but do you really know about it? Do you know what kind of Oracle earlier than Chinese characters? Do you know what is the use of Chinese characters originally? You know people commonly used Li, Kai, lines, grass four books is what kind of relationship? You know from the stone depicts the oracle bones, on the Chinese characters to write Chinese characters, on the bamboo slips in the silk on the Chinese characters, and then to write on the paper Chinese characters, and finally to the Chinese characters printed on paper, through many tortuous efforts? In this little book, the famous Japanese Dunhuang expert Professor Fumie Aki, with concise and fluent text and 100 pieces of precious pictures, contact Chinese characters carrier materials and form, system, collection methods, an interesting for you about the development and evolution Chinese characters three thousand five hundred years. This is something you may have heard of, perhaps have never heard of, but should know.
Author brief introduction

Fumie Aki, born in 1911 in Osaka. Research professor of Humanities and Sciences of Kyoto University, 1975 annual retirement after the university awarded the title of Professor Emeritus, participated in Yuan Dongde (German Democratic Republic) of Turpan manuscripts of the Ministry of culture, and the French CNRS ERS738 Guo Huang to write a research, and served as a visiting professor at University of Copenhagen, Nankai University, University of California. In 1959 won the Japan Academy bachelor, won the 1972 French Julian award. Died in 1998, work is a "pass" (and the), "the ghost", "Dunhuang school" and its surrounding.
Catalogue of books

A Yin Dynasty painting text from the pictographic symbols into the text of tribal identity animal image character image combination image primitive hieroglyphs two dialogue with Liu Ling and oracle bones were unearthed on the interpretation of tortoise shell divination using them and God answered the gods and human relations three, or back Taotie patterns Yin property period bronze stone ancient writing study of bronze inscriptions of Yin Dynasty Zhou Dai emperor Jin Wensi of the word Qin Shihuang unified the world language reform measure seal stone seal after the five political text inscribed wooden slips development status of the shape of wood made Lishu Juyan inscribed wooden slips of the pen made the wooden slips unearthed place the Great Wall guards "wave on the authority of" petty official political text postscript six seal...... Seven silk eight paper nine paper the dignity of ten ancient books eleven new book form twelve Chinese characters around thirteen printing origin fourteen eternal wish fifteen woodblock printing sixteen letterpress printing postscript to "contemporary Collection Edition"
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