First Masterpiece of Chinese Painting: The Admonitions Scroll

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Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies is widely considered one of the most important early Chinese scroll paintings in existence. Inspired by a text from the third century A.D. that warns against the dangers of personal ambitions and the abuse of power, the scroll upholds Confucian standards of honorable behavior. Central to these standards are the Five Human Relationships: duty between ruler and subject, love between father and son, respect between husband and wife, affection between brothers, and trust ...

First Masterpiece of Chinese Painting: The Admonitions Scroll 2004, George Braziller, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780807615171

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First Masterpiece of Chinese Painting: The Admonitions Scroll 2003, British Museum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780714124179

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