Lucky Motifs in Chinese Folk Art: Interpreting Paper-cut from Chinese Shaanxi

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Xuxiao WANG; (2013)
  • Publisher: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts (Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani)
  • Journal: Asian Studies (issn: 2232-5131, eissn: 2350-4226)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4312/as.2013.1.2.125-143
  • Subject: Paper-cut | Shaanxi | Social sciences and state - Asia (Asian studies only) | H53 | lucky motifs | cultural heritage

Paper-cut is not simply a form of traditional Chinese folk art. Lucky motifs developed in paper-cut certainly acquired profound cultural connotations. As paper-cut is a time-honoured skill across the nation, interpreting those motifs requires cultural receptiveness and ... View more
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