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The Six Scripts or the Principles of Chinese Writing by Tai Tung

The Six Scripts or the Principles of Chinese Writing by Tai Tung
A Translation by L. C. Hopkins, with a Memoir of the Translator by W. Perceval Yetts


W. Perceval Yetts
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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107605152

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  • First published in 1881, The Six Scripts; or, The Principles of Chinese Writing was an English translation by L. C. Hopkins (1854–1952) of Tai T'ung's Liu Shu Ku. Following Hopkins' death, a facsimile of the original translation was printed in 1954 by the Cambridge University Press, together with a memoir of the translator's life by W. Perceval Yetts and corrections and additions to the text. It is that version which is reissued here.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107605152
    • length: 114 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.14kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Memoirs of the translator W. Perceval Yetts
    Facsimile of The Six Scripts, 1881
    Corrections and additions
    Specimen page of the first edition of Liu shu ku (circa A.D. 1320) in the National Library of Peking.

  • Author

    Tai Tung


    L. C. Hopkins


    W. Perceval Yetts

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