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Volume 10 – Number 7

Jul 1979

The Eight Immortals

Macau: Camoes’s lnch of China

Nepal’s Living Goddess

Australia’s Victoria State

Obaku Zen Calligraphy

Guns of Pakistan

 Cover. Detail of a “white jade” sculpture, c. 19th century, of Li Tieh Kuai (Li of the Iron Cane), one of the Eight Immortals of folk Taoism. (From the collection of Urs Aeby, photographed by Arthur Kan.) The subject of Chinese porcelain decoration, paintings, and opera, the Eight Immortals were historical and legendary figures who, in folk Taoist belief, attained the ideal of bodily immortality for their good works and asceticism.


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