Things Chinese, Revised Edition


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Things Chinese, Revised Edition

Author: Du Feibao

Order No. 3126

ISBN-13: 9787503218569

ISBN-10: 7503218568

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: China Travel & Tourism Press

Pub Year: 2002

Pages: 269

Language: Chinese and English

Size: 5.5 x 8

Price: $24.75

An informative introduction to Chinese culture covering everything from chopsticks to fans and the Forbidden City to the Great Wall and their origins. Many travelers to China ask questions like: Why should the tiles that cover roofs in Beijing come in yellow, green or black? What do the animal figurines that perch on roof ridges symbolize? Why are the stone turtles burdened with stone tablets? What’s the purpose of the ceremonial columns in front of Tian’anmen Gate? This book was published to answer such questions. Now, with additional illustrations, this new edition has an entirely different look – glossy pages, full-color photos.

Contents: Ancient Relics; Folk Arts & Architecture; Calligraphy & Painting; Articles of Everyday Use; Clothing; Drinks & Snacks; Lucky Things; Entertainment; Medicine, etc. Appendix: A Brief Chinese Chronology

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Weight 1 lbs