No28: Chinese Allusions: a short dictionary

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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (22 Nov. 2016) by Straightback Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1540555852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1540555854
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm


Number 28 of the Chinese Cultural Series is titled "Chinese Allusions: a dictionary" by William Dolby. The first hard-backed A4 sized book (1) was published in 2010, with this refurbished edition (2) published in 2016



Chinese literature, ancient and modern, is often rich with allusions, which can give its texts a compact weight, depth and resonance not otherwise available, and are a glory of Chinese civilisation. This dictionary explains a sample of well-known allusions, and provides an extensive index to facilitate the active use of the allusions for writers, and indeed speakers, of Chinese