Painting and Performance: Chinese Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis

Painting and Performance: Chinese Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis

by Victor H. Mair
     
 

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Mair (Chinese, U. of Pennsylvania) traces the global development over a thousand years of a genre of popular Buddhist folk literature from China known as pie-wen, pointing out its origins in India as a form of oral storytelling using paintings as an aid, and showing how that form has influenced performance and literary traditions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Central Asia, the Near East, Italy, France, and Germany. Numerous b&w illustrations (60 p.), extensive bibliography (40 p.). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780824819156
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
1st Ed
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 6.30(h) x (d)

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