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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:15 am 
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hi people, in case anyone is interested to get a copy of the book on old miao and yi embroidered textiles and silvers, i can get it for you. it is in english. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:36 am 
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To us bookaholics who are always trying to find reference books in English on our textiles this sounds very interesting. Can you give us a few more details of the title and also what it is likely to cost please? If you can give us a scan of the cover that would help us make sure that we do not already have it in our libraries.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:36 am 
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details of the book, photos attached. the price of miao book is US$60, it has 212 pages and the Yi book price is US$40 about 190 pages. Hard cover types and both are 34cm x 27cm size. Postage and handling not inclusive. Can pay via paypal.


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As it happens I have both books in my library (thanks VERY MUCH for posting photos of covers).

I would strongly recommend the Miao Clothing and Ornaments book as I still constantly refer to it even though I have later books. It is hard to get hold of although at least now there has been a reprint (or possibly new edition). I know that Rusty was trying to get hold of a copy - which was how we first 'met' on the internet but he may have managed to do so by now. I will email him but I think he is likely to be working away from home and it will be his very busiest period.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:22 pm 
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A book published in China that forum member Susan Stem and myself have been trying to source for over a year now is one of which Susan found details in a press release in a Goolge cache relating to July 2001. The press release said:

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"First Picture Album of Li Ethnic Group Published "The Traditional Culture of the Li Ethnic Group" -- China's first picture album documenting the Li ethnic group, made its debut Tuesday in this capital city of China 's southernmost Hainan Province.

The picture album, weighing four kg, introduces the origin and development of Li traditional culture through 400 pictures, covering houses, family, diet, costume, religion and folklore, and the Li ethnic group's custom of tattooing.

The Li are one of China's 56 ethnic groups, and mainly lived on the island of Hainan. The picture album was published by Xinhua Publishing House."
See http://english1.peopledaily.com.cn/engl ... 74113.html

I have tried several booksellers specialising in books from China but so far with no luck. I don't suppose that you might be able to find any copies via your sources? An English dealer friend managed to find a copy when he actually visited Hainan but so far no other 'sightings'! He said it was very heavy and I note the article says it weighs 4 kilogrammes. If you every see any copies we would be very interested.

Many thanks,

P.S. This is a challenge open to everyone if you can source the book!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:28 pm 
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I have a copy of the book on the Li that you mention. The content is very thorough and has great photos of the clothing and weaving process. The writing is bilingual (sort of) which helps as well. It is indeed huge and expensive, but probably worth the search if you have a particular interest in the Li. I like it because it also has detailed sections on other aspects of life beyond textiles.

I hate to say it, but I too bought mine on Hainan Island at one of the museums in the interior. My copy isn't handy at the moment, but if I remember correctly, it was published by a major publisher so should be available elsewhere. If worse comes to worst, I'll post the address of the museum where I purchased the book and maybe they can handle the transaction. I personally just think it's a good excuse to go down to Hainan Island on vacation.


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