Chinese Paper Offerings

Chinese Paper Offerings

by Roderick Cave

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Chinese Paper Offerings by Roderick Cave

Throughout the Chinese world, charms and decorations made of paper play a central role in popular celebrations and religious ceremonies alike. From joss papers meant to be burned soon after purchase to the most beautiful New Year prints, this book surveys the breadth of Chinese ceremonial paper products, exploring their creation and distribution, their uses, and their character as artefacts of a living folk art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195903560
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/09/1998
Series: Images of Asia Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Roderick Cave is Professor of Division of Information Studies at the School of Applied Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
1 Introduction
1(18)
2 The Manufacture of Ceremonial Papers
19(17)
3 The Preparation and Printing of Ceremonial Papers
36(15)
4 The Marketing of Ceremonial Papers and Paperworks
51(11)
5 The Use of Ceremonial Papers Today
62(7)
Notes 69(1)
Selected Bibliography 70(3)
Index 73

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