By Reginald Horace Blyth
Vintage and accomplished English-language paintings on jap, chinese language & Korean humor from all classes (India isn't incorporated, even if the advent describes India because the leader starting place of worldwide humour.) one of the issues are chinese language classics and poetry, ghost tales, Liehtse, proverbs, Taoism, Zen, brief tales, Korean humor and proverbs, chinese language impression on Japan, jap cartoon, previous and smooth Senryu, Yanagidaru, and extra. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, 26 quite remarkable inserted plates (7 in color).
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