Synopses & Reviews
Chinese folk arts originate in the rural areas of China's vast territory. As forms of communal art, folk arts are evident in everyday food, clothing and shelter, in traditional festivals, ceremonies and rituals, and in beliefs and taboos. As a living example of cultural heritage, folk art demonstrates the continuity of Chinese culture from ancient to modern times, a culture with distinctive national and regional characteristics and a history of some 8,000 years. Chinese Folk Arts provides an illustrated introduction to the history and development of this colourful part of China's unique artistic culture.
An illustrated introduction to history and development of the distinctive, traditional folk arts produced across China.
About the Author
Jin Zhilin was born in Luannan County, Hebei Province. Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and a consultant of the Academy Committee, he has long been engaged in the research and teaching of Chinese folk art and oil painting. He is a member of the NATIONAL fOLK cULTURE protection pROJECT eXPERT committee OF THE MINISTRY OF Culture in China and has published widely on the history of Chinese folk arts and archaeology.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Six characteristics of Chinese folk art; 2. The core of Chinese folk art; 3. The social context of Chinese folk art; 4. The structure of Chinese folk art; 5. The creators of Chinese folk art; Examples of works of Chinese folk art; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.