China Folk Arts Series, Chinese Kite

Kite-flying is an age old tradition in China. Its history can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period(770-476 BC)and the Warring States Period(475-221)when Moxi and Lu Ban,according to Historical Records,made wooden Kites.Famous Kite-makers of the Qin-Han period(221 BC-AD25)included Han Xin and Zhang Liang. Since then,accounts of kite-flying can be found in many pre-Tang annals such as the History of Southern Dynasties and the New History of Tang;mostly Kites were used for military purposes,either carrying messages or exerting a deterrent effect of the enemy forces.

  • Soft-winged Kite
  • Hard-winged Kite
  • Giant Kite
  • Three-dimensional Kite
  • Composite Kite

  • New Paperback 21.5*19 cm, 102 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 9787508512105
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 2007

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