The Cult of Happiness

The Cult of Happiness

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!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC q-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//ENq meta name=qgeneratorq content=qHTML Tidy, see www.w3.orgq History and art come together in this definitive discussion of the Chinese woodblock print form of nianhua, literally qNew Year pictures.q James Flath analyzes the role of nianhua in the home and later in the theatre and relates these artworks to the social, cultural, and political milieu of North China as it was between the late Qing dynasty and the early 1950s. Among the first studies in any field to treat folk art as historical text, this extraordinary account offers original insight into popular conceptions of domesticity, morality, gender, society, modernity, and the transformation of the genre as a propaganda tool under communism.Following Zhenga#39;s resignation from office, he returned to Xinghua and then to Va#39; ingzhou w here he obtained his greatest artistic fame as one of a#39;the aquot;Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou.aquot; 9 Since only one optimus degree was awarded in each session, this scenario of three oplimus in one family needs ... 185-90. 15 Relevant sections of the Manual of the Ministry of Ceremonies are explicated in E.T. Williams.

Title:The Cult of Happiness
Author:James A. Flath
Publisher:UBC Press - 2004-03-15


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