Stock ID #181006 Reading the Past. Chinese. OLIVER MOORE.

Reading the Past. Chinese.

London. British Museum Press. 2000. Stock ID #181006

Map, black and white illustrations, 80pp, index, further reading, corners slightly rubbed, prior owner's chop on title page, otherwise a very good paperback copy.

"Since the emergence of the earliest discernible process of writing, in northern China around 1200 BC, the Chinese system has been used by millions of speakers. This book demystifies one of the world's oldest writing systems, introducing the basic principles of the language, the formation of written characters, and the ways these characters have developed. Drawing on evidence from numerous artefacts in the British Museum and elsewhere, the author describes, chronologically, several of the major scripts used to write on each material, from the earliest oracle bones to calligraphic works of art." - Publisher's description.

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