Symbols in China

Books I consult on Symbols in China

by year of publication

DOR : details on request
Any further suggestion : most welcomed.


C.A.S. Williams

Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs


Schuyler Cammann

Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles


Eberhard Wolfram

A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols


Fang Jing Pei

Symbols and Rebuses in Chinese Art


Terese Bartholomew

Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art


Patricia Bjaaland Welch

Chinese Art – A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

Bartholomew  and Welch by far the best.

Cammann best for Chui’tzu /Zui-zi/Guajian/Chinese toggles.

Margaret Duda’s book the most needed.

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