University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleChing-hsun ho-p'ien, The Anthology of Classics and Lessons
Object Number: 21084
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
San Francisco (California)
Maker: Ho Pi Chai
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 1892
Early Date: 1892
Late Date: 1892
Height: 28.26cm
Width: 15.56cm
Depth: 0.64cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1898


Chinese book. Jingxun hebian 經訓合編, The Anthology of Classics and Lessons (2 parts). Part 1: "Guandi Taoyuan Mingshengjing 關帝桃園明聖經" (Guandi, a.k.a. Kuan-ti, a Chinese folk hero, later became folk deity) (Tao Yuan, Peach Garden where Guandi met other heros) (Mingshengjing, bright saint sutra). Part 2: "Tongmeng Baoxun 童蒙寶訓" (Tongmeng, a child initiation) (Baoxun, precious lessons). Published by a charity organization named Lianfang Shanshe 聯芳善社 (Lianfang Virtue Club) in 1892. Is a book of didactic nature. Taoist and Chinese folk beliefs. Given out by Chinese connected with Chinese Association in San Francisco. Published by Ho Pi Chai, a printer located in front of Canton Provincial College.


[Article] Poster, Amy G. 2014. Stewart Culin: Chinese vernacular Culture in America and the Enchantment of the Museum, in Steuber, Jason & Lai, Guolong. 2014. Collectors, Collections & Collecting the Arts of China: Histories & Challenges. 99-118. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 105, Fig. 4.5View Objects cited in this Publication

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