Mapping The Old Zhuang Character Script

Author: David Holm
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004242163
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Illustrated with 133 maps, Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script by David Holm, surveys the traditional character script of the Zhuang and related peoples in southern China and northern Vietnam, and discusses regional variation in relation to dialect, native chieftaincies, ritual masters, migration, and military garrisons.
Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script
Language: en
Pages: 888
Authors: David Holm
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-01 - Publisher: BRILL

Illustrated with 133 maps, Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script by David Holm, surveys the traditional character script of the Zhuang and related peoples in southern China and northern Vietnam, and discusses regional variation in relation to dialect, native chieftaincies, ritual masters, migration, and military garrisons.
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Pages: 384
Authors: Zev Handel
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-07 - Publisher: BRILL

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Pages: 658
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Language: en
Pages:
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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Xing Wang
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-23 - Publisher: BRILL

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