Volume 25 – Number 1
The district of Huizhou in southern Anhui province was once one of China's most prosperous regions, its great families filling the mountainous lanscape with mansions, shrines and commemorative monuments, and its artists, writers and book publishers making significant contributions to the intensely rich and sophisticated culture of the late Ming and early Qing periods. Today Huizhou is one of the poorest areas in the People's Republic of China. This issue is devoted to the golden era of Huizhou's history, and to current efforts to preserve what is left of it.
The magazine would like to thank Soren Edgren and Robert Ellsworth for their considerable assistance in making this issue possible.
Ronald W. Longsdorf. Chinese Bamboo Furniture Its History and Influence on Hardwood Furniture Design Nancy Berliner. Wang Tingna and Illustrated Book Publishing in Huizhou Xia Wei. The Huizhou Style of Woodcut Illustration Wang Shiqing. Works of Jianjiang after the Age of Fifty Jason C. Kuo. The Art of Hongren Nancy Berliner. Ornamental Panel Paintings on Huizhou Houses Li Hong. The Monumental Stone Arches of Huizhou Li Hong. The Quintessence of Huizhou Temple Architecture: Baolunge Ancestral Shrine Cary Y. Liu. 'Heavenly Wells' in Ming Dynasty Huizhou Architecture