The Origin of Blue-and-white and the Birth of Symbols

Feng Zhu, Jie Shao


As the distinguished representation of Chinese industrial art, blue-and-white porcelain shows the soul of Chinese traditional industrial culture. However, to combine porcelain research with symbolism theories is a process of symbolization. Firstly, the researches on blue-and-white porcelain are part of Chinese traditional industrial art and technology engineering researches while symbolism is a modern study evolved from western linguistics in the 20th century, which is closely connected with structure theories and covers almost all human sciences. To establish inner relationship with good logic and clear intention between China and the western world, tradition and modern, and technology and art is first a typical meaning-endowing behavior.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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