A Symbol in Mass Production: Ruyi Images in the Inner and Outer Cities Under the Qianlong Reign

  • Stacy Guoying Zhang School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Abstract


Qianlong's predilection for the Chinese auspicious symbol ruyi was satisfied by court artists and echoed in the country at large by the mass production of the New Year Picture workshops. This imperial cult manifests Qianlong's authority on the country and the Han subjects' recognition of the Manchu emperor.

Author Information

Stacy Guoying Zhang, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Stacy Guoying Zhang graduated from Fudan University and is currently pursuing an MA in History of Art at SOAS, London. Her current research is into the Chinese obsession with jade. One of her translations will shortly be published by the Cultural Relics Press Beijing.
Published
12-Dec-2012
How to Cite
Zhang, Stacy Guoying. 2012. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 15 (December), 1 - 10. Accessed April 21, 2018. http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/534.