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Zheng Banqiao Tries a Rock - Stories about Ancient Chinese Literary and Art Figures".

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Zheng Xie (simplified Chinese: 郑燮; traditional Chinese: 鄭燮; pinyin: Zhèng Xiè) (1693–1765), commonly known as Zheng Banqiao (simplified Chinese: 郑板桥; traditional Chinese: 鄭板橋; pinyin: Zhèng Bǎnqiáo) was a Chinese painter from Jiangsu. He began life in poverty, but rose in the exam system to become a magistrate at Shandong. However, after 12 years, he became critical of the life of an official as he refused to ingratiate himself with senior officials. When he was reportedly criticized for building a shelter for the poor, he resigned. After that, he expressed himself in art and became one of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou. He was noted for his drawing of orchids, bamboo, and stones. In 1748 he briefly resumed an official career as "official calligrapher and painter" for the Qianlong Emperor.

Presented as a picture book, 22 coloured captions with accompanying text.

Excellent pages, a little edge and cover wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Shiming, Huan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
22
Publisher:
Morning Glory Press

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Zheng Xie (simplified Chinese: 郑燮; traditional Chinese: 鄭燮; pinyin: Zhèng Xiè) (1693–1765), commonly known as Zheng Banqiao (simplified Chinese: 郑板桥; traditional Chinese: 鄭板橋; pinyin: Zhèng Bǎnqiáo) was a Chinese painter from Jiangsu. He began life in poverty, but rose in the exam system to become a magistrate at Shandong. However, after 12 years, he became critical of the life of an official as he refused to ingratiate himself with senior officials. When he was reportedly criticized for building a shelter for the poor, he resigned. After that, he expressed himself in art and became one of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou. He was noted for his drawing of orchids, bamboo, and stones. In 1748 he briefly resumed an official career as "official calligrapher and painter" for the Qianlong Emperor.

Presented as a picture book, 22 coloured captions with accompanying text.

Excellent pages, a little edge and cover wear.

Author(s):
Shiming, Huan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
22
Publisher:
Morning Glory Press

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