Chinese Folk Arts


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Chinese Folk Arts

Author: Jin Zhilin; Translated by Jin Bei

Order No. 3180

ISBN-13: 9787508506111

ISBN-10: 7508506111

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: China Intercontinental Press

Pub Year: 2004

Pages: 140

Language: English

Size: 6.75 x 9

Price: $19.95

Part of the Cultural China Series, this book is a perfect primer for anyone interested in Chinese folk art. Full of beautiful photographs and excellent descriptions, the book introduces and interprets folk art from this perspective. Sections include “The Core of Chinese Folk Arts,” “Social Context of Folk Arts,” “The Art World Created by Chinese Folk Arts,” “Creators of Chinese Folk Arts,” and “Illustrations of Various Chinese Folk Art Works.”

Folk art’s presence is evident in everyday food, clothing, shelter and transportation; in traditional festivals, ceremonies and rituals, and in beliefs and taboos. As a living example of cultural heritage, it shows the continuity of Chinese culture from primitive society to the present. With this heritage, Chinese culture boasts the longest history and the richest sources, and of all cultures, considers itself the most widely shared and the most geographically distinct. Like the passing of human heritage by biological genes, the passing of national culture from one age to another also depends on cultural genes preserved from a nation’s cultural and philosophical origin. Chinese folk art is an example of such cultural inheritance.

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