The Cult of Happiness

The Cult of Happiness

Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China

Book - 2004
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History and art come together in this definitive discussion of theChinese woodblock print form of nianhua, literally "New Yearpictures."nbsp;James Flathnbsp;analyzes the role of nianhua inthe home and later in the theatre and relates these artworks to thesocial, cultural, and political milieu of North China as it was betweenthe late Qing dynasty and the early 1950s. Among the first studies inany field to treat folk art as historical text, thisnbsp;extraordinaryaccount offers originalnbsp;insight into popular conceptions ofdomesticity, morality, gender, society, modernity, and thetransformation of the genre as a propaganda tool under communism.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780774810340
Branch Call Number: 769.951 F58c
Characteristics: xii, 195 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm

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