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15th Century Illustrated Chinese Primer

新編對相四言

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This is not only the oldest illustrated children's primer known to exist in China, it is more than a century older than the first picturebook for children in the West. The Tui-hsiang szu-yen is a booklet of only eight leaves with 306 drawings to illustrate 388 characters. Its obvious purpose was to teach people how to read everyday terms, some of them known by single characters, others by two. It reflects in simple form the material culture of the time, together with certain terms no longer in use.

Collection
HKU Press Digital Editions
License
All rights reserved
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Publisher
 香港大學出版社
Contributor
Goodrich, L. Carrington (Luther Carrington)
Subject
 Chinese language--Readers.
Language
Chinese
Date
1990
Isbn
9789622092563
Resource Type
Book
Notes
On double leaves, oriental style.