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The following is only a list of books in my library. There are links below each book to pages where you can find more information on the book and purchase it if desired.






Chinese Characters (Their origin, etymology, history, classification and signification)
by Dr. L. Wieger
Extensive Chinese dictionary translated into English which includes many of the Seal characters and some Oracle Bone inscriptions. First published in 1915.
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Analysis of Chinese Characters
by G. D. Wilder and J. H. Ingram
English / Chinese dictionary of 1,000 Chinese characters including etymology, components, and some Seal characters.
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Reading & Writing Chinese (A Comprehensive Guide to the Chinese Writing System)
by William McNaughton and Li Ying
English / Chinese dictionary including pin-yin alphabetical index and strokes for most of the characters.
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A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols
by Wolfram Eberhard
Descriptions of ancient Chinese rituals and practices including the history and etymology of some Chinese characters and symbols.
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Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs
by C. A. S. Williams
Descriptions of ancient Chinese rituals and practices including history and etymology of some Chinese characters and symbols.
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Chinese Calligraphy
by Edoardo Fazzioli
Pictorial and literary descriptions of the 214 radicals of the KangXi including etymology, strokes and some ancient characters.
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Reading the Past - Chinese
by Oliver Moore
Traces the history of the Chinese writing system including photographs of ancient inscriptions on oracle bones and bronze vessels.
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