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Monkey Show by ChinoChiu Monkey Show by ChinoChiu
woodcut, 33cm X 27cm
I love the novel "life and death are wearing me out" by Moyan, it told the real history of China after 1949. And I also love the characters of the story. Ximen Nao, a kindly landowner was cruelly executed in Mao's Land Reform Movement of 1948. He went to Hell, the king of the underworld allowed him to reborn but not as a human.So Ximen Nao returned to his own farm first as a donkey, then an ox, pig, dog, monkey, and finally the big-headed boy. You can read fifty years of modern Chinese history through the animals' eyes. It's very interesting and make me a bit sad...we can not change anything when we face social injustice in China.
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WaspHacker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Hi, Im from Sweden. I readed this book in my last year of High School, and loved it.
So now, almost a year later, I get the idéa to search on "Ximen Nao" on Deviantart, and found your art.

And don't missunderstan me. I love this woodcut. But I was even moore impressed by youre Little rewiew of the book in the description.
Thank You!
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MAGPrintmaker Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Great stuff, I love the stippling. I use that in my woodcuts too.
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