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Sacred Five of China, The

Authors:
Geil, William Edgar
Gell
Herwitz, Daniel

ISBN:
978 0 7103 1193 1
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
536
List price(s):
250.00 USD
125.00 GBP

Publication date:
26 October 2008

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Belief in the symbolic and lucky properties of numbers is deep-rooted in Chinese culture, particularly the number 5, as seen in the Five Elements, the Five Colors, the Five Tastes and the Five Cardinal Virtues. These beliefs pre-date Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, and in this illustrated book which combines travel, history, myth and mysticism, Geil uses the symbolism of the number 5 to unravel the early history of one of China's most famous sites -- Tai Shan, the sacred mountain of China -- allowing us to understand why it is so important to the Chinese.

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