Painting and Performance: Chinese Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis

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University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 1988 - Social Science - 278 pages
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A historical analysis of "picture showmen" and thier possible evolution from India to China, as well as their migration to other parts of the world. Many references to storytellers and other performers in Indian culture. Read full review

Contents

PictureStorytelling in Ancient India
17
The Transmission of Picture Recitation through Central Asia
39
Indonesian Analogues
55
PictureStorytelling in Recent and Modern India
81
Picture Recitation around the World
111
Figures and Plates
133
Notes
191
Bibliography
227
Illustration Credits
269
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About the author (1988)

Erling Hoh has been a correspondent for Archaeology and written on Chinese history and culture for Natural History and others.

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