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Chinese New Year Painting (Illustrated)


Chinese New Year Painting (Illustrated)

Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity  (A Set of 15 Titles)

Author: Wang Shucun; Wang Haixia
Translator: Wang Weixin
Order No. 1091
ISBN-13: 9781931907880
ISBN-10: 1931907889
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2014
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 149
Price: $29.95. You pay only $17.97 (after 40% discount).

Chinese New Year Painting offers a brief introduction to the historical development, the artistic and cultural significance, the rhymed formulas and the collection, research and protection of Chinese New Year paintings. It traces back the prominent characteristics of New Year paintings in different periods of Chinese history in chronological order. The book is characterized by a clear-cut layout, rich and colorful content and true-to-history account.

Titles in the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity series, a set of 15 titles:

9781931907866: Shaolin Kungfu
9781931907873: Taijiquan
9781931907880: Chinese New Year Painting
9781622460014: Anshun Local Drama in China
9781622460021: Dehua Porcelain in China
9781622460038: Huzhou Writing Brush in China
9781622460045: Mount Tai Steles in China
9781622460052: Silk and Bamboo Music in Southern China
9781622460069: Bronze Drums in China
9781622460076: Folk Legends of Gengcun in China
9781622460083: Quanzhou String Puppetry in China
9781622460090: Cantonese Opera in China
9781622460106: The Glove Puppet Show in China
9781622460113: Sichuan Opera in China
9781622460120: Violet Sand Crafts in China

Wang Shucun, the author of this book, is an expert on the collection and research of wood board Chinese New Year paintings. Some of his collections have been identified as national treasures. Nurtured by Chinese folk culture, Wang Shucun’s fame has been well established in the academic studies of Chinese New Year paintings. This book highlights his years of research and collection of Chinese New Year paintings. With excellent pictures and texts, the “abstruse” theories of Chinese New Year paintings are presented in a reader-friendly way.

Wang Shucun has been a research fellow at the China National Academy of Arts and vice president of the China Folk Arts Association. He has also been a member of the China Folk Customs Society. His major publications include Woodblock Printing Paintings of Peking Opera, A Collection of World Arts: Folk Art Treasures and Yangliuqing New Year Paintings.
Wang Haixia was vice dean of the National Center of Chinese Folk Arts Protection Project and dean of Folk Arts Studies Center of the China National Academy of Arts and a research fellow of Arts Institute. She is an M.A. supervisor in folk arts. Her major publications are China Folk Arts Sociology and A Comparative Study of Eastern and Western Folk Arts.

Wang Weixin is professor of English and Scottish literature at the College of Foreign Language and Literature, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. He got his PhD from Shanghai International Studies University in 2008. His major academic interests are English literature and literary translation.

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