Cooper, Arthur; Imre Galambos ed: THE OTHER GREEK. An Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Characters, their History and Influence. Leiden, 2018. 380 pp. Text figures. 24x16 cm. Cloth.
In 'The Other Greek,' Cooper, originally a WWII cryptanalyst, offers a captivating and unorthodox introduction to the world of the Chinese script through the medium of poetry, explaining the structure, meaning and cultural significance of many characters. Written nearly half a century ago, and now published posthumously, the book argues that Chinese writing had effects on the Chinese culture sphere as significant as the influence of Greek civilization on Western culture. Chinese is the Greek of the Far East, 'the other Greek'!
Subjects: Poetry Language
Can be ordered in, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 5 in printed List 196.
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