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Written on bamboo & silk : the beginnings of Chinese books & inscriptions

Author: Tsuen-hsuin Tsien
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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"In this paleographic study of China, Tsuen-Hsuin Tsien traces the development of Chinese writing from the earliest inscriptions to the advent of printing, with specific attention to the tools and media used. Now expanded and updated, this edition includes material that treats the many major documents and ancient Chinese artifacts uncovered in the over forty years since the book's first publication. Edward L.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tsuen-hsuin Tsien
ISBN: 0226814181 9780226814186
OCLC Number: 53970654
Notes: Revised edition of: Written on bamboo and silk. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1962.
Description: xxiv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Records on bones and shells --
Inscriptions on metals and clay --
Engravings on stone and jade --
Documents on bamboo and wood --
Silk as writing material --
Paper and paper manuscripts --
Implements and tools for writing.
Other Titles: Written on bamboo and silk
Written on bamboo and silk
Responsibility: Tsuen-Hsuin Tsien.
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Paleography, which often overlaps with archaeology, deciphers ancient inscriptions and modes of writing to reveal the knowledge and workings of earlier societies. In this classic paleographic study  Read more...

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