Nature in Art
The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture
The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824846761
China has an age-old zoomorphic tradition. The First Emperor was famously said to have had the heart of a tiger and a wolf. The names of foreign tribes were traditionally written with characters that included animal radicals. In modern times, the communist government frequently referred to Nationalists as “running dogs,