Another class of nianhua was dominated by depicting rich and joyful life during the Chinese New Year. They portray wealthy people with pretty wives and charming children in rich clothing living in luxurious homes, reflecting the aspirations of the ordinary people. Beautiful, rose-checked children symbolise wealth and prosperity.
Patrick would like to thank the authors for their hard work in collating the prints.
Bibliography and further readings :
Maria Rudova, Lev Menshikov, Viacheslav Sobolev, Yurin Kirilin (1988) Chinese Popular Prints, Aurora Publishers, Leningrad