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Chinese Folk Arts

3rd Edition

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Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186582

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About the Authors
  • Chinese folk arts originate in the rural areas of China's vast territory. As forms of communal art, folk arts are evident in everyday food, clothing and shelter, in traditional festivals, ceremonies and rituals, and in beliefs and taboos. As a living example of cultural heritage, folk art demonstrates the continuity of Chinese culture from ancient to modern times, a culture with distinctive national and regional characteristics and a history of some 8,000 years. Chinese Folk Arts provides an illustrated introduction to the history and development of this colourful part of China's unique artistic culture.

    • An accessible introduction to China's colourful, diverse artistic heritage from ancient to modern times
    • Written by a Chinese expert whose work is not widely available outside of China
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186582
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 145 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Six characteristics of Chinese folk art
    2. The core of Chinese folk art
    3. The social context of Chinese folk art
    4. The structure of Chinese folk art
    5. The creators of Chinese folk art
    Examples of works of Chinese folk art
    Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Author

    Zhilin Jin
    Jin Zhilin was born in Luannan County, Hebei Province. Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and a consultant of the Academy Committee, he has long been engaged in the research and teaching of Chinese folk art and oil painting. He is a member of the NATIONAL fOLK cULTURE protection pROJECT eXPERT committee OF THE MINISTRY OF Culture in China and has published widely on the history of Chinese folk arts and archaeology.

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