Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.03.007

The Folk Beliefs of Yangliuqing Paintings During the Ming and Qing Dynasties


Zaozao Guo1,2, Muhamad Firdaus Ramli1,*

1Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjung Malim, Malaysia.

2Nankai University Binhai College, Tianjin, China.

*Corresponding author: Muhamad Firdaus Ramli

Published: April 17,2024


Throughout a long-standing historical development, beliefs and rituals have influenced the thought processes, production practices, and social relationships of the majority of ordinary people in Chinese society. Yangliuqing Painting is a traditional folk art style used in northern China to welcome spring, ward off evil spirits, and receive blessings. It emerged during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The various types of beliefs depicted in New Year paintings fully demonstrate the complexity and richness of Chinese folk beliefs. Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, as the three major religions in China, occupy an important position in history and culture. The origin of Yangliuqing Painting is adjacent to Tianjin. The special geographical location of this port city has led to the prevalence of Mazu faith. Yangliu Qing Painting interacts with cultural factors from various regions and historical stages, while preserving its original faith, ultimately giving rise to diverse aesthetic characteristics and cultural forms.


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The Folk Beliefs of Yangliuqing Paintings During the Ming and Qing Dynasties

How to cite this paper: Zaozao Guo, Muhamad Firdaus Ramli. (2024) The Folk Beliefs of Yangliuqing Paintings During the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(3), 587-591.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.03.007