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Discovering China

Beautifully illustrated, this volume will give readers a clear idea of the history and aesthetics of Chinese painting, as well as the chance to appreciate the depiction of vivid figures, awesome landscapes, exquisite flowers and dainty insects that best represent its achievements. Beginning with the ancient invention of paper and continuing through to the renewal and innovation of modern times, Chinese Painting also covers the six canons of Chinese painting, painting as a vehicle for Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism and the poetic qualities of Chinese paintings.
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Deng Ming, painter and scholar, is the former director of Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House, and was awarded a State Council Special Allowance. His books include: The Appreciation of Calligraphy and Painting Works by Modern Artists, The Art Book of Chinese Painting, and The Poster Series of APEC Conferences in China.

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