Huzhou Writing Brush in China (Illustrated)


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Huzhou Writing Brush in China (Illustrated)


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


Author: Cheng Jianzhong

Translator: Chen Fangrong

Order No. 1109

ISBN-13: 9781622460038

ISBN-10:  1622460030

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books

Pub Year: 2016

Language: English

Size: 6.5 x 9.5

Page: 102

Price: $31.95. You pay only $19.17 (after 40% discount).



About the Book


Huzhou Writing Brush in China explores the evolutionary history of the country’s writing brush and its close ties with the development of China’s painting and calligraphy arts. It introduces the types and varieties, particularly its specific producing techniques which make the brush what it is today as the king of writing brushes in China thanks to its famous “four virtues” of sharpness, smoothness, roundness and sturdiness. It also reviews those time-honored writing brush stores in China. Most interestingly, the collection of some funny stories and legends of Huzhou writing brush adds some bright color to the book.


In 2006, “The Craftsmanship of Huzhou Writing Brush” was listed as the first group of national intangible heritages in China, which is, for one thing, the recognition of the whole society to the value of Huzhou writing brush; for another, a reminder for the people at present to inherit and protect this important cultural relic.


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


About the Author


Cheng Jianzhong, born in Shanghai, with a college degree, was the curator of the Mass Art Centers in Huzhou city and a former member of the Folk Literature and Art Association Presidium in Zhejiang province. He worked in the original Wuxing Cultural Centers in Zhejiang province since 1980. Later on he has long been engaged in the collection, compiling and research work of folk literature, folk art and customs. He has published several books and many professional papers in related fields.


About the Translator


Chen Fangrong, born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China, is a researcher and translator of China’s intangible cultural heritage. Chen took his MA in English literature at Shanghai International Studies University in 2006 and is now an associate professor in the College of Foreign Languages and vice dean of the Translation Department at Zhejiang Normal University. 

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