MS 7599 The Book of Narcissus
Portions of this collection are digitized

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.

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

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

More Information

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

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746