Chinese Popular Prints

Chinese Popular Prints

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The book is a first attempt to present the Chinese popular blockprint illustration for display, its culture, history and workshops. It shows how it blossomed out in the urban and rural scenes of recent centuries, finally to succumb to nationalism and revolution.He had perfected the Daoist art of super-speed travel over vast distances on his white mule. ... DOOR GODS AND OTHER MINATORY FIGURES1* The Door Gods, guardians of the security of a building, warding ... Early roles of the menshen (door spirit) might be deduced from a remark in the Aphou-li, a Han manual of rites.15 An ... later secondment were civil and military grandees of high rank or heroic status.16 Defenders of the state carried out in a spirit world what they would have.

Title:Chinese Popular Prints
Author:John Lust
Publisher:BRILL - 1996


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