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Chinese Festival Culture Series—The Peony Festival

Author: Li Song

ISBN: 978-1-84464-426-1

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-427-8

Hardback-179 pages

Feb 28, 2015


£48 €59 $80



Peony Festival originates from Luoyang, Henan Province of China and is a global carnival gathering all kinds of peony plants. This book introduces the ecological and biological features of peony, the historic and current profile of its birthplace Luoyang, the activities and procedures of the Peony Festival in Luoyang and Peony Festivals in other regions of China. Many festivals are dedicated to our ancestors, natural landscapes, or cultural events but few of them concentrate on one species of plant. Audiences may wonder why and how people celebrate the festival to celebrate peony and this is explored in this book The book combines all elements related to the Peony Festival into one single volume such as the biological features of peony, the natural and cultural beauty of peony, the historic background of the peony capital Luoyang and the activities of the Peony Festival. This book can be seen as an encyclopedia of peony culture to promote the peony’s status as being the national flower of China.


Content: National Flower Peony The Capital of Peony: Luoyang Luoyang Peony Festival Peony Festivals in Other Regions of China The book includes illustrations, tables and graphics.


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