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Nagao Ryuzo. Shina minzoku shi. [Ethnological history of China]. Tokyo: Shina Minzoku Shi Kankokai: hatsubai Maruzen, 1940-42, v.6, Figs. 1-2

Baillieu Library East Asian Collection Baill EA 4150.1 N370 v.6

Old-style wood block prints, depicting a fantastic animal, the qilin, carrying young boys to fame and fortune. The women are depicted in the standard loose jackets and pleated skirts of Chinese (Han) women.

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