The Moon Year: A Record of Chinese Customs & Festivals (1927) (1st ed)

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The Moon Year: A Record of Chinese Customs & Festivals (1927) (1st ed)

S$170.00

Title: The Moon Year: A Record of Chinese Customs and Festivals

Author: Juliet Bredon, Igor Mitrophanow

Publisher: Kelly & Walsh, 1927. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, good. Inscription to top of chapter 1, not affecting text. With numerous black-and-white photographs and a foldout chart of the Chinese calendar. 508pp., app 8″ by 5″.

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Description

A detailed, eye-witness records of festivals in various parts of China in the early 1920s, by authors who were based in Beijing. Interestingly arranged in order of the Chinese lunar months, profusely illustrated with photographs from Peking, Hangchow, Wu Tai Shan, and more.

Contents:

The Chinese Calendar

The 100 gods

Imperial Ceremonies

The Twelfth Moon, or “Bitter Moon”

The First Moon, or “Holiday Moon”

The Second Moon, or “Budding Moon”

The Third Moon, or “Sleepy Moon”

The Fourth Moon, or “Peony Moon”

The Fifth Moon, or “Dragon Moon”

The Seventh Moon, or “Moon of Hungry Ghosts”

The Eighth Moon, “Harvest Moon”

The Ninth Moon, or “Chrysanthemum Moon”

The Tenth Moon, or “Kindly Moon”

The Eleventh Moon, or “White Moon”