ISSN : 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online)
Editor in Chief : Jiří Honzl (executive editor)

Allure of the Body: Chinese Qipao

The history of modern qipao dress covers only a few decades. The qipao represents a major visual symbol of the Chinese modernity, because it is the dress that was essentially linked to the redefinition of female body during the late Qing and Republican period. The traditional qipao was the female…

Talisman and Amulets in the Japanese Collection

This article describes all types of amulets and talismans present in the Náprstek Museum Japanese collection and uncovers their symbolic meaning. These are mostly talismans from shrines and temples dating to the beginning of the 20th century, traditional hand-crafted items from famous places of…