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Print of a plan for a Chinese temple

Collector:
Meyer, Frank Nicholas  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (67 x 37 inches.)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheets
Prints
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
One undated Chinese print, measuring 67 x 37 inches with red characters on white paper, representing a plan for a temple.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 253,207
Topic:
Architecture, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Citation:
Manuscript 253,207, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS253207
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms253207
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Punishment with strong sword blades

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (45 pages 31 loose pages, 23.5 cm x 34 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
The title is apparently figurative, for the eleven drawings in this collection depict punishments other than those by the sword. Accompanying notes describe the punishments in the drawings.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162
Other Title:
Xing ren zhuang ren
Related Materials:
The individual paintings are described in record numbers 5142, 5144, 5145, 5147, 5148, 5149, 5150, 5152, 5153, 5154, 5155, and 5156.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Punishment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7162
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Book of tangrams or puzzle designs

Collector:
McLane, Abby Knight  Search this
Extent:
96 pages
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Books
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
A tangram (qiqiaoban) is a set of seven pieces shaped so that they form a square when their sides are properly joined together. They can also be joined together to form various shapes of geometric designs, animals, and other figures. This booklet shows possibilities for a certain set.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7177
Topic:
Games  Search this
Tangrams  Search this
Qiqiaoban  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Manuscript 7177, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7177
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7177
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Canton News

Extent:
4 Leaves (29.5 x 56 cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- newspaper  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Leaves
Date:
July 3, 1889
Scope and Contents:
The item is made up of one large sheet which has been folded to form four leaves. They are numbered 17 through 20.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7417
Former Title or Title Variations:
Guang Bao
Local Note:
Data furnished by Emily Hoover, summer intern, Department of Anthropology, 1986.
Citation:
Manuscript 7417, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7417
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7417
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Illustrations of the rice industry

Extent:
10 Sheets (15 to 17 x 25 cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- rice industry  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheets
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The following are descriptions of the pictures that are copied from an accompanying sheet: harvesting rice--the cycles in the farmers' hands are made of iron and palm wood; carrying sheaves of rice to be thrashed; threshing rice--the flail used is made of palm wood and bamboo; sweeping the rice grain together in order to have it sifted; sifting the rice--the woman represented uses a wooden dipper in order to put a small amount of rice in a hulling mill at a time; bolting the rice flour; showing samples to customer; selling rice shoots to commission merchant; a rice merchant and his attendant; carrying rice to be weighed.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7421

NAA INV 10000081
Local Note:
Polychrome paintings on rice paper
Citation:
Manuscript 7421, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7421
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7421
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Paintings of mythological figures

Creator:
Xu Hui Qin  Search this
Extent:
3 Sheets (24 x 45 in)
Culture:
Chinese -- Mythology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheets
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7422

NAA INV 10000082; 10000083; 10000084
Place:
China Huchow
Citation:
Manuscript 7422, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7422
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7422
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Window flowers: typical silhouettes for the Chinese New Year

Creator:
Koehn, Alfred  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (45 pages 295 cutouts)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Cutouts
Silhouettes
Date:
1948
Scope and Contents:
The book is made up of cutouts, mostly from red paper, that have been mounted on the pages of the volume. The cutouts represent people, animals, birds, flowers, and designs.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7423

NAA INV 10000085
Local Note:
Bound volume of Chinese cutouts, or silhouettes
Genre/Form:
Cutouts -- Chinese
Silhouettes -- Chinese
Citation:
Manuscript 7423, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7423
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7423
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The Book of Narcissus

Creator:
Weng Guoliang  Search this
Yu youren (cover calligrapher)  Search this
Illustrator:
Chunxue  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (27.3x15.5x.5 cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: 1. The structure and function of narcissus; 2. The various terms of narcissus and their origins; 3. The myths of narcissus from China and foreign countries; 4. One poem of narcissus from France; 5. The descriptions of narcissus by the Chinese literati; 6. The poetry of narcissus by the poets ofthe Song dynasty; 7. The discussion about the narcissus is not only found in Zhngzhou area but also in other places; 8. The status of narcissus in the ballad of southern China; 9. The research about the narcissus is originated from Wudan san (a mountain in southeastern China); 10. The research about the Chinese narcissus to determine if it is a foreign import; 11. The decorations, games, and taboos related to the narcissus; 12. The method to plant the narcissus; 13. The method to plant the narcissus; 13. The reason why growing narcissus in Zhangzhou is especially prosperous; 14. The production quantity and market demand of narcissus in Zhangzhou; 15. The god(dess), exercise and other information about narcissus. Included is a separate sheet (19.5X13.7 cm), an advertisement of the book. The name Chunxue (illustrator) is the author's nom de plume.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7599
Local Note:
Information from Huey-ing Jeng, museum intern from GeorgeWashington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.
Topic:
Narcissus -- Chinese  Search this
Flowers -- Chinese  Search this
China -- Narcissus  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7599, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7599
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7599
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Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore photographs relating to Japan and China

Creator:
Scidmore, Eliza Ruhamah, 1856-1928  Search this
Names:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Thompson, E. B. (Ezra Bowen), 1865-1951 (possible photographer or publisher)  Search this
Extent:
50 Negatives (glass)
23 Negatives (nitrate)
120 lantern slides
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Japan
China
Philippines
South America
Date:
circa 1914-1916
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made and collected by Scidmore documenting life in Japan and China. They depict people, agriculture, crafting and jewelry, and natural and urban settings. Some additional photographs were made in South America and possibly the Philippines. The collection includes lantern slides published by the William H. Jackson Photo and Publishing Company of Denver and E. B. Thompson of Washington, DC.
Biographical/Historical note:
Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (1856-1928) was an author, journalist, lecturer, and collector who traveled extensively and helped to bring the Japanese cherry blossoms to Washington, DC. She spent her early life in Madison, Wisconsin, and then moved during the Civil War to Washington, DC, with her mother and brother. She was educated for two years at Oberlin College before obtaining a position as a newspaper correspondent covering the capitalʹs social scene. Her career as a travel writer began in 1883 during a trip to Alaska which she documented in her first book, Alaska, Its Southern Coast and the Sitkan Archipelago (published 1885). Shortly thereafter, she lived for long periods of time in southern and eastern Asia, particularly in China, India, Japan, Java, and the Philippines. Scidmore promoted intercultural understanding and cooperation and particularly encouraged the relationship between America and Japan, where her brother served as a Consul General in Yokohama. She was decorated by the Japanese emperor for her sympathetic reporting of Japanʹs treatment of prisoners of war during the Russo-Japanese War. Though Scidmore contributed articles to many popular magazines, she was most active for National Geographic (between 1893 and 1914) and her photographs accompanied many articles. She also served on the National Geographic staff and on its board of managers.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 139
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made and collected by Scidmore are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97 and in the National Geographic Society archives.
The Department of Anthropology collections holds several artifacts donated by Scidmore.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Transportation -- Japan  Search this
Agriculture -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 139, Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore photographs relating to Japan and China, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.139
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-139
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Before the magistrate

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
One of a series of watercolors in a volume depicting Chinese punishments. This painting shows a magistrate seated at a silk-covered table, two assistants with large bamboo canes, and the prosecutor. The accused is before the magistrate on his hands and knees.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (1)

NAA INV 10000017
Local Note:
Watercolor drawing on rice paper
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Courts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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[Punishment] by the tub

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or before
Scope and Contents:
Shown is a man covered with an inverted wooden tub. His head sticks out from a hole in the bottom and his hands from holes in the side. A minor official stands nearby with a scourge in his hand.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (10)

NAA INV 10000026
Topic:
Punishment -- Chinese  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref10
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Prisoner in the pillory

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or before
Scope and Contents:
The drawing shows a man reclining on a wooden platform. His head is held in place by an upright wooden board. A minor official sits nearby, his scourge on the ground.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000027

NAA MS 7162 (11)
Topic:
Punishment -- Chinese  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref11
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Malefactors chained to iron bars

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
Shown are two seated men, both shackled to long staffs of iron. One man is smoking and the other is making tea.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (2)

NAA INV 10000018
Local Note:
Watercolor drawing on rice paper
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Punishment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref2
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Manner of beheading

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or before
Scope and Contents:
Shown are two men on their knees before an executioner with a sword. One of the men has been beheaded.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000019

NAA MS 7162 (3)
Topic:
Punishment -- Chinese  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref3
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By block of wood

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
Shown are two men with shackled feet who are chained from the neck to blocks of wood. They are fighting over a game of dominos.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (4)

NAA INV 10000020
Local Note:
Watercolor drawing on rice paper
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Punishment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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By Cangue

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
Shown are a man with shackled feet and a cangue (wooden collar) around his neck and a minor official, armed with a scourge of rattan, who has been assigned to prevent the offender from long periods of rest or entering a house.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (5)

NAA INV 10000021
Local Note:
Watercolor drawing on rice paper
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Punishment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref5
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By public exposure of the head

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
Shown are two executioners, each with a severed head in a bamboo cage. One executioner has hung his cage on a pole which he is erecting by a roadside.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (6)

NAA INV 10000022
Local Note:
Watercolor drawing on rice paper
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Punishment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref6
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By Disemboweling

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
The watercolor depicts a woman tied to a wooden cross, her hair passed through a hole in the upright post above her head, her face and breasts cut. She is being disemboweled by an executioner.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (7)

NAA INV 10000023
Local Note:
Watercolor drawing on rice paper
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Punishment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref7
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By beheading a corpse

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or earlier
Scope and Contents:
The picture shows a corpse lying in a coffin. The executioner is in the act of cutting off the corpse's head and has a cage in which to display it.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7162 (8)

NAA INV 10000024
Local Note:
Watercolor drawing on rice paper
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
China -- Punishment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref8
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Ling Chib (Cut in ten thousand pieces)

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Collection Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (17.8 cm x 27.3 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
1825 or before
Scope and Contents:
Shown is a man who has been cut in two at the waist by an executioner.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000025

NAA MS 7162 (9)
Topic:
Punishment -- Chinese  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7162, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7162-ref9
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