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origin and early development of the Chinese writing system

William G. Boltz

origin and early development of the Chinese writing system

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Published by American Oriental Society in New Haven, Connecticut .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese language -- Writing

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-192) and index.

    Statementby William G. Boltz.
    SeriesAmerican oriental series -- 78.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 205 p. :
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14559694M
    OCLC/WorldCa31477999


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