COHN (Don J):科恩唐杰 Virtue by Design

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(CHINESE Children’s Books) COHN (Don J):科恩唐杰
Virtue by Design: Illustrated Chinese Children’s Books from the Cotsen Children’s Library.[Los Angeles:] Cotsen Occasional Press [2000].Profusely illustrated with more than 200 pictures in color.4to., v 90 pp.; printed pictorial wrappers.

First edition of this important monograph on Chinese children’s books in the Cotsen Children’s Library from the late Ming period (1368-1644) to the present, from Empire to Communist state, showcasing illustrated books, magazines, periodicals and other printed material for children.

The whole survey, arranged chronologically, takes us from early primers to social awareness and political dissemination as patterns in the evolution of children’s books in China. Of particular note are the propaganda juveniles published from Mao’s ascent to power to the late “Mao Zedong Period” (1949-1976) to the “Deng Xiaoping period” (1978 to the present). Also includes a list of bibliography at the end.