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耕田景全圖

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Title:
耕田景全圖
Alternate Title:
Geng tian jing quan tu
Translated Title:
Picture story of Chinese old farming
Abbreviated Title:
Story of Rice
Place of Publication:
[s.l.]
Publisher:
[s.n.]
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Language:
English
Chinese
Physical Description:
[22] p. : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.

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Subjects / Keywords:
Rice -- China ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China
亚洲 -- 中国
亞洲 -- 中國
Coordinates:
35 x 103

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Text in Chinese and English

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SOAS University of London
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SOAS University of London
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28910745 ( OCLC )
EF.c.901.g.40 /908805 ( SOAS classmark )

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THE STORY OF RICE
THE COVER DESIGN
The character had carved on the cover, is the most
papular of all the forty thousand characters in the olden
Chiness langagae. It means the word Happiness". It is the
the Chinese word "Foo of Foochow the City of Happiness.
The character has separate two parts and also it gives
its Chinese name-right and left. The right half, gf is the
Chinesa word pictorial. The top part, , is the Chinese
numeral one; below is a Chinese word mouth tf9 at the
bottom is a Chinese word rice field, you may see the little
dykes crossing it. Each of the fonr sections is a sixth of an
acre. It produce the rica from these four little fields
that was hard working by the Chinese farmers, so th^ra
will be no hunger, which is reasen for happiness in China.
The left half of the character,means the Chinese word
Spiritual". It suggests that the Chinese have long known
that "man doth not live by bread alone".
At New Year time the Chinese Fashion character is
written on red (color of happiness) paper, and pasted on the
doors of every house. It is sometimes written six or eight
feet in height on the wall opposite the main entrance of the
house. Thus, everyone opening the door will see it,/and be
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THE STORY OF RICE THE COVER DESIGN had carved on the cover, il is the most p opuJ;;--o t al l the forty thousand cha;aeters in the .oldea langague. It means the wor.d(!Happiness'.-. It is the -the Chines;e word "Foo'' ofF oochow the City of :Happi,nes s .. The character has separate two parts and als. o it gives its Chi.nese name-right and left. The hail, Jl, is the Chinese ; word pictorial. The top p.art, js the one; 'beh:>_ W word/ mouth rl, tha is .a rice field, m you may see-the cros s ing it. Each of the fonr _is : a of an-l t pr64_ttce the rice from littlit fields ,war. hard working ,bY \ t 1{&.: Chinese farmers, so be no h tm_gex:-" which is reasen for happiness in The left half oi the character:, m ;ans the Chinese, word 'Spiritualn It S1J.ggests that !be Ch.inese have long,known .that ''man d :et4 not live New Y time the Chinese cparacteris -i written'on red(C.olo r paper, .and pasted on the of -every h9use. It is or eig,ht fee. i i : n on_the :wall the. >house. T)lus, ev:er!qne the dooi' W11ll see be th_at is in .. l t::: p. "' ,_ 0 ( :l-1-' L .. . -\.: "' . : t I

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' Preparing the scil. -Water buffalo are used to plow the rice fields of The wqoded plow seen in the is used to plo\V the field while it is' yet dry. In the the farmer is using _ a lqng toothed rake, or harrow, after the field l has been flooded with water. .,, It m BR N6 r:p *E jj z -m a -1ft z. Jl m 1tl -z;. A EH m A nt m 1ta J!J m t m 4=-il! -f). 1tl. a tl z.

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the Ripe Rice . rhe threshing is d o ne in the field, so that little grain is lost while being carried. 'J"'he Cl,lrtain arourid the threshing b
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