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Decoded Messages: The Symbolic Language of Chinese Animal Painting

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During the Ming Dynasty numerous new animal themes were created to convey political and ethical messages current at court. As the result a sophisticated language of Chinese animal painting was developed, employing both the animals’ symbolic associations and homonymic puns. Hou-mei Sung’s exciting rediscovery of some of these lost meanings has led to a full-scale investigat ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Yale University Press (first published 2009)
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