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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

24 March 2004

The Nianhua Gallery - woodblock prints of pre-modern rural China


Department of History, University of Western Ontario, Canada

"Most of the prints found on this site are reprints - meaning that they were printed in modern times from wooden printing blocks that were in use during the early part of the 20th century. The prints, therefore, date from the 1980s and 90s, but they do accurately reflect much older designs and themes. The prints originate with the traditional nianhua [New Year woodblock prints - ed.] printing centres of Yangjiabu in Shandong province, Zhuxianzhen in Henan, Fengxiang in Shaanxi and Mianzhu in Sichuan."

Site contents:
(1) Stove Gods; (2) Door Gods; (3) Honour, Wealth & Glory; (4) Theatre & History; (5) Customs, Folklore & Social Values; (6) Auspicious Images; (7) New Nianhua; (8) Bibliography; (9) Links.


Internet Archive

Link reported by:
Matthias Arnold, forwarded by Hanno E. Lecher (contact via http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/)

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