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Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China$
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Cynthia Brokaw

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520231269

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520231269.001.0001

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Didactic Illustrations in Printed Books

Didactic Illustrations in Printed Books

(p.417) Eleven Didactic Illustrations in Printed Books
Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Julia K. Murray

University of California Press

This chapter examines the conception and evolution of three sets of narrative illustrations about famous men of earlier times in China that originated in the Ming period. These are the Dijian tushuo, Yangzheng tujie, and Sheng ji tu. The chapter considers the implications and consequences of using each of the three related modes of visual representation and discusses the relative position of printing within the larger range of late Ming pictorial media.

Keywords:   narrative illustrations, Ming period, China, Dijian tushuo, Yangzheng tujie, Sheng ji tu, visual representation, printing, pictorial media

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