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  *書* | 書* | *書
book / letter / document / CL: , 冊|册, / to write
library / CL: , 個|个
bookshelf / CL: 個|个
credentials / certificate
books / works
in writing / written
calligraphy / handwriting / penmanship
secretary (chief official of a branch of a socialist or communist party) / clerk / scribe
the Great Learning, one of the Four Books 四書|四书 in Confucianism
  *書* | 書* | *書
abbr. for 書經|书经
to read a book / to study / to attend school
books (in a library or bookstore) / CL: , 冊|册,
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:
universal / encyclopedic / abbr. for 百科全書|百科全书
electronic book / e-book / e-book reader
bookmark / CL: 張|张
(Tw) to cram (from Taiwanese 齧書, Tai-lo pr. [khè su], lit. to gnaw a book) / to study / see also 啃書|啃书
encyclopedia / CL: ,
to write
desk / CL: 張|张
document / official correspondence / secretary / secretariat
textbook / CL:
dictionary / encyclopedia
painting and calligraphy
schoolbag / satchel / bookbag / CL: 個|个, 隻|只
to read / to study
white paper (e.g. containing proposals for new legislation) / white book
book / CL:
academy of classical learning (Tang Dynasty - Qing Dynasty)
bookstore / CL:
bookstore / publishing house
page of a book
bid or tender submission or delivery / bid or tender document
return books
study (room) / studio / CL: 間|间
books and publications
dealing with red tape / paperwork / (Tw) word processing
book contract
application / application form / petition (to higher authorities)
to collect books / library collection
love letter
Jeremy Lin (1988-), Taiwanese-American professional basketball player (NBA)
literary reputation
reference book (such as dictionary, almanac, gazetteer etc)
to write for sb else / a lawyer who writes legal documents for his clients
study group
best-seller / best-selling book / blockbuster
Xia Huanggong also known as Huang Shigong 黃石公|黄石公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author of ”Three Strategies of Huang Shigong” 黃石公三略|黄石公三略, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书
letter / epistle
affidavit / written pledge
Epistle of St James (in New Testament)
general secretary (of the Communist Party)
The Commercial Press, Beijing (est. 1897)
Zhang Xu (probably early 8th century), Tang dynasty poet and calligrapher, most famous for his grass script 草書|草书
Wuzi, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书, written by Wu Qi 吳起|吴起
written notice
reference book
to listen to stories / to listen to performance of 說書|说书 storytelling
pingshu, a folk art where a single performer narrates stories from history or fiction
book review / book notice
to recite a text from memory / to learn a text by heart / to back / to endorse (a political candidate, product, check etc) / backing / endorsement
to deliver / to send a letter / a letter (of complaint, opinion etc)
name of a book / reputation as calligrapher
papers and books
imperial edict / heavenly book (superstition) / obscure or illegible writing / double dutch
Fortress Besieged, 1947 novel by Qian Zhongshu 錢鐘書|钱钟书, filmed as a TV serial
(PRC) (since 1985) graduation certificate, which certifies that the student has graduated, but not necessarily met all requirements to be awarded a degree certificate 學位證書|学位证书 / (1981-1985) graduation certificate, which certified that the student graduated, and, if it included a final sentence indicating a degree type, also certified that the student met all the requirements for a degree
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
proviso / qualifying clause
commission / proxy / power of attorney / authorization / warrant
Guangyun, Chinese rime dictionary 韻書|韵书 from 11th century, containing 26,194 single-character entries
a store room for books / fig. an erudite person / the Bibliotheca and Epitome of pseudo-Apollodorus
Joshua (name)
Epistle of St Paul to the Romans
combined ideogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / Chinese character that combines the meanings of existing elements / also known as joint ideogram or associative compound / to comprehend without being told explicitly / to cotton on / knowing (smile, glance etc)
scholar / intellectual
national library
a series of books / a collection of books
History of Qi of the Southern Dynasties, seventh of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, compiled by Xiao Zixian 蕭子顯|萧子显 in 537 during Liang of the Southern Dynasties 南朝梁, 59 scrolls / usually 南齊書|南齐书 to distinguish from Northern Qi
stapler / stapling machine / bookbinding machine / CL: 臺|台
calligraphy society / village school (old) / literary society (old)
recommendation letter
pornographic book
indictment (law) / statement of charges (law)
booklist / bibliography / title catalogue / CL:
to create Chinese characters / cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书
prospectus (setting out share offer) / offering circular
volume / scroll
a reading group / press (i.e. publishing house)
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