Exhibit Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Fifth Floor
Exhibit Dates: October 31, 2014 – January 30, 2015
Chinese New Year painting is a unique and fascinating genre of Chinese painting. Customarily, these paintings are often posted by Chinese people in their homes to celebrate the New Year, offering hopes and blessings for an auspicious and happy New Year.
Over the years, the Shanghai Library has collected over 4,000 New Year paintings produced from the end of the Qing Dynasty to the early years of the Republican Period. This exhibition has selected 10 New Year paintings from the Shanghai collection, which focus on local products and cover eight topics including, for example, “Good Fortune,” “Happy Family,” “Auspicious New Year”, “Celebrating the Lantern Festival,” and “Children at Play.”