1. A Shadow Puppet Family2. Hairy Monkey3. Dough Figurine Lang4. Chinese Gourds5. Hu Pengfei and his Rabbit God6. A Clothname Card for China7. Burning Picture8. Yang Yingying and her Chinese Pictures9. The Art of Paper Cutting10. Hao Shaoxi the Artist
I challenge my five regular readers to use this list as a basis for a table of contents - novel, flash fiction, memoir, etc.
Hairy Monkey (毛猴) to the right and below. These constructions, part of a broader miniatures art culture, are made from cicada extremities and magnolia buds, and often used to make humorous set pieces, tableaus, etc. But I ask - are these figurines "cute and lovely," or among the most terrifying memento moris around?