• The Arts

      Life of China 1965

      Selected Photography of Saito Koichi

      by Qin Feng Photo Studio

      This book contains photos shooting by Japanese photographer Saito Koichi in 1969, when he was in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Shaoshan in Hunan province and places in Guangdong. During his staying in China, he took lots of photos about city streets and citizen activities. Not only are these photos reflect the mental outlooks of Chinese people’s lifestyle, but also spread out an entire architecture landscape in cities. These photos are of highly documentary values. Meanwhile, it shows profound plot. During the selecting and assembling, instead of redundant subjective annotation, we don’t add them and make comments on the photos any more, just let the photos tell. Let the architectures, people and characters, ordinary life and some politic symbols filled with streets emerged to a song of a times, a song that has been faded away but affected every Chinese people.

    • The Arts

      Chinese Civil Unique Copy of Succinct New Year’s Pictures

      by Ma Zhiqiang

      The whole book has collected more than 200 Chinese civil unique copy of New Year’s pictures, which falls into six categories in terms of the subject, namely, stories of immortals and saints, Chinese operas and legends, landscapes and flowers and plants, beauties and kids, literary and historical stories and affairs in daily life. Cultural interpretation of this picture basically includes the characters, events and its social influence, requiring the comination of the storytelling of content with the literariness of language. Artistic interpretation mainly introduces the creating techniques of this picture, such as delineating, wood block for printing and coloring, and its artistic characteristics.

    • The Arts
      December 2017

      Chinese Peoples Costume Lexikon: Manchu People

      by Zeng Hui

      Chinese had and has the ancient civilization, so that the ancient Roman emperor dressed Chinese silk cloth to watch drama, which caused the people’s surround and sensation. Thoughout thousands of years, Chinese costume showed orient cultural gracefulness, fashion, plain and flaunt. The Qing Dynasty built by Manchu nobility is Chinese last Dynasty, meanwhile is the begin of Chinese modern history that China experienced from closing country against the national world then to be influenced by western cultural shock. The costume element of Manchu people and their ancestor revealed the features that Chinese people reference and assimilate culture each other, so that the cheongsam, waistcoat and other, which had merged Chinese and foreign culture, had became represented one of Chinese costume known by foreign readers in modern times. The author, Zeng Hui, is serving as the director of Manchu People’s Costume Research Center of Dalian Polytechnic University, who had graduated as doctor from Minzu University of China, and had been as post doctor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Throughout China development, Manchu People is in the important position, whose costume culture had the close connection with whose development, and can express whose cultural characteristic. As a cultural symbol, the costume has the abundant connotation. Along with natural environment, historical vicissitude and peoples’ fusion, Manchu’s costume kept its cultural feature, meantime, kept to absorb and fuse new style. The book particularly researched and stated Manchu People’s migration, evolution, art aesthetic feature, aulic costume, folk costume, costume’s accessory and so on. Manchu People’s costume is not only a dress culture, but also the important part of its all culture.

    • The Arts

      Chinese Characters of the Four Seasons—Poem of a Year

      by Zhang Yiqing

      This book describes and expands the knowledge of ancient poetry relative to the traditional Chinese solar terms. Through the interpretation of 24 solar terms in a year, the analysis of Chinese characters, words, and poems is organically unified. This provides a new perspective for readers to learn poetry related to solar terms, and helps readers enrich the reserves of ancient poetry and deepen the understanding of the cultural tradition of solar terms.

    • The Arts

      Zhang Daoyi´s Folk Art Research Series (1-6)

      by Zhang Daoyi

      Zhang Daoyi is the most renowned art researcher of modern China, especially in the fields of art, folk art, and arts and crafts. This series is the masterpiece of Mr. Zhang Daoyi’s works on folk art research. With vivid illustrations, detailed materials, and distinctive insights, it reflects the Chinese characteristics and style, and can serve as a reference to creative design, and guidance to contemporary art practice and research.

    Subscribe to our newsletter