MS 7599 The Book of Narcissus
Digitized Content

Collection ID:
Weng Guoliang
Yu youren (cover calligrapher)
Physical Description:
1 Volume
27.3x15.5x.5 cm

Scope and Contents
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
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7599

Local Note
Local Note
Information from Huey-ing Jeng, museum intern from GeorgeWashington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7599, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Receipt not recorded. Transferred to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, November 3, 1994.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Narcissus -- Chinese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flowers -- Chinese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China -- Narcissus Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746