10 000 times happiness
Ten thousand times happiness
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-238) and index.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition '10 000 X Happiness : Auspicious Motifs on Chinese Porcelain' April 29th to October 30th, 2011 at Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands"--Colophon.
The principles of the cosmos --
The dragon : symbol of Chinese culture --
The four divine creatures : dragon, phoenix, qilin and black warrior --
The symbolism of Chinese animals --
The flowers of the four seasons : peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and prunus --
The quest for immortality --
The ideals of a Confucian society and wishes for individual happiness --
Freedom : the ideals of the literati.