Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chinese Peking Opera Masks

Published by Magnolia Editions, Chinese Peking Opera Masks puts a lifetime of study by one of China's foremost Peking Opera scholars, Yuanchang Deng, at the reader's fingertips in a comprehensive, bilingual format.

This large format book contains full color reproductions of nearly 300 unique masks from the world of Peking Opera, beautifully painted from memory by Yuanchang Deng, with notes and commentary by Mr. Deng and essays by Hung Liu and Colleen Leung. All texts are presented in both English and Chinese.

Chinese Peking Opera Masks is an essential addition to the library of any enthusiast or scholar of Chinese history and culture. It is a unique and rewarding resource for experts and lay readers alike; no prior knowledge of China or its theatre tradition is required to enjoy Mr. Deng's brilliantly colored paintings and the larger-than-life tales of heroes and demons which accompany them.

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