Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chinese Printed Texts

Given my love of typography and of all things ephemeral, these Chinese texts on tissue thin paper pressed quite a few buttons for me. I don't read Mandarin but as the pink one has the reference for a biblical text penned in English at the top I imagine these could be biblical translations used during the early 20th surge in Christian missionary work in China. The notion of these flyaway pieces of printed tissue paper surviving all that time with a message on them which obviously meant a lot to someone who decided to preserve them, is quite touching.

1 comment:

Dana said...

The pink sheet is printed, but the yellow sheet looks handwritten with a traditional brush.

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