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This is a most unusual book. For several decades Xi Xi has been widely known for her award-winning poetry and fiction. This time, she has chosen to write about the teddy bears she began making in 2005, after treatment for cancer, in order to improve the mobility of her right hand. She made the bears herself from scratch, choosing some of her favourite characters from history and legend such as the Taoist philosopher Master Zhuang, the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan, and Beauty and the Beast. She also created exquisite items of clothing for them and wove a series of delightfully witty essays around them, giving her readers fascinating insights into Chinese culture, and into the ways in which Chinese clothing and fashion have evolved through the ages.

This is a book for all who love literature and teddy bears.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Series Editor's Preface
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. viii-ix
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. x-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xii-xvi
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  1. 1. Chinese Bears in Antique Garb
  2. pp. 1-108
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  1. 2. StoryBears
  2. pp. 109-124
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  1. 3. Fancy Dress Ball
  2. pp. 125-136
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  1. 4. Bear Stories
  2. pp. 137-157
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  1. Teddies on Tour
  2. pp. 158-165
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  1. Collectors' Bears
  2. pp. 166-169
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  1. Memorial Bear
  2. pp. 170-171
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  1. Q&A: On Teddies and TraditionalChinese Fashion
  2. pp. 172-179
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 180-181
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  1. Bear Height Measurements
  2. pp. 182-183
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  1. Other Works in the Series
  2. p. 184
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882378544
Related ISBN
9789882371859
MARC Record
OCLC
1206391371
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2020-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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