Photo, Print, Drawing The Plum Blossom.

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Title

  • The Plum Blossom.

Summary

  • The plum blossom and bamboo sometimes are paired as friends in Chinese culture. Both are symbols of purity and steadfastness. This pairing is reflected in this late 17th-early 18th century painting and the accompanying poem. He Shikun was a Ming-dynasty figure who is identified in two local gazetteers as being from Xinhui, in Guangdong. The inscription here, however, identifies him as being from Wuyang, an old name for Guangzhou, to the north of Xinhui. In 1646, in the chaotic weeks before Xinhui surrendered to the Qing dynasty forces that had taken Guangzhou, He Shikun and other members of the local elite led the townspeople in holding off a siege by a band of troops fighting to restore Ming rule. The Ming dynasty ruled China from 1368 until 1644, when it fell to the invading Manchus, who established the Qing dynasty. However, scattered Ming resistance to Manchu rule persisted in southern China until the 1660s.

Names

  • He, Shikun Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : Chieh-tsu-yuan, [1662 to 1722]

Headings

  • -  China
  • -  1662 to 1722
  • -  Chinese painting
  • -  Chinese poetry
  • -  Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period, 1662-1772

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: National Central Library.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668761

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

He, Shikun Author. The Plum Blossom. China, 1662. [place of publication not identified: Chieh-tsu-yuan, to 1722] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668761/.

APA citation style:

He, S. A. (1662) The Plum Blossom. China, 1662. [place of publication not identified: Chieh-tsu-yuan, to 1722] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668761/.

MLA citation style:

He, Shikun Author. The Plum Blossom. [place of publication not identified: Chieh-tsu-yuan, to 1722] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668761/>.