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Old Artifacts Under the Tile Eaves (China Countryside Series)

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★Huang Xiaoji, a well-known writer of rural poetry, is a rural writer from the countryside. In recent years, he has taken his birthplace, Eight Centimeters Village, as a sample for his writing, and has formed a series of distinctive prose collections called "China Countryside Series ".

★ A different history of rural life in the south, counting the old rural artifacts of several generations of people in southern China, deeply reproducing the changes of a Chinese village over the decades, as well as the long-lasting memories of the countryside.

★The book is divided into six series in spatial order, from distant to close, which is also a farmer's dayily labour route. The sequential order of artifacts in each series has also been carefully designed to follow the general order of the artifacts that the village people will use in their lifetime.

★The text is deeply rooted in the soil, writing about the innocence of childhood, the hardships of youth, and the worries of middle age. Under his description, every blade of grass, every tree, every flower and every vine is full of human warmth.

★Senior designers to manipulate the design of the binding, closely matching the theme of the old country artifacts; the profound skilled illustrators have spent half a year and repeatedly polished the 38 hand-drawn beautiful color illustrations, and 24 artifacts silhouette illustrations.


In this book, the author gives a comprehensive and systematic, delicate and affectionate description of the old and daily utensils in the countryside of southern China from the 1960s to the 1990s, with colourful illustrations of artistic value and beautiful layout design, vividly illustrates the years of southern farming through the generations, which is a different history of rural life in the south and a biography of the culture of Chinese countryside.

Unlike other writers who write about the countryside in the way of "experiencing life", this book is written by the author about the land where he was born and grew up, and the style of writing is simple but touching and intangible in a plain way.


Huang Xiaoji
Born in 1969 in Eight Centimeters Village in the mountainous area of southern Hunan Province, Huang Xiaoji is a member of the Chinese Writers' Association and the Chinese Prose Society, and has been awarded the Sun Li Prize for Prose and other prizes. In recent years, he has taken his birthplace as a sample to write about the social changes in the villages of southern China, and has written a number of collections of essays in the series of "Memories of Eight Centimeters", including "The Aging Village" and "The Time of Eight Centimeters".


Volume 1. A Warm Bedroom
Bench   Supporting the Life and Death of the Villagers
Cage   Dryer for Vegetables and Clothes
Bookcase   There were No Books in Those Years.
Crate  A Good Partner in Secondary School.
Feet Pots   Wash Away The Fatigue and Bitterness
Manure Bucket   The Land is Fertile Because of It.
Charcoal Bucket   Provides Warmth Against the Cold
granary   When the Grain is in the Storehouse, There is No Panic in Your Heart.   
Rice cylinders   Measuring Three Meals a Day for the Family
Rice sieve   It's Like a Gong Made of Green Gabion Wire.
Wooden Stairs  You Can Still Hear the Footsteps on the Stairs.

Volume 2. Smoke and Fire in the Kitchen
Wide-board Bench   A Lifetime with Kitchen Range
Stove Table   Where the Villagers Cut the Vegetables
Bamboo Spoon   Taking a Spoonful of Sweet and Cool Well Water
Firewood   Lighting Up the Countryside in the Morning and Evening
Fire Blower  Stirring Up a Fire  
Wooden Steamer   Steaming Fluffy and Tasty Retort Steamed Rice
Bamboo Colander The Rice in It are as White as Jade.
Cupboards Red Lacquered and Carved with Flowers Like a "Treasure Cabinet".
Receiver   A Special Table
Bowl Basin   The Sound of Dishes Clinking.
Tea Basket   Tea with a Lingering Flavour
Round Plate Taking the Joys of Childhood

Volume 3. Time in the Living Room
Tool Chest of Carpenter Carpenter's Treasure Chest
Old Fashioned Square Table Feat Eight People The Rules of the Table, the Manners of the Four Directions (Idiom); the Rules of the House, the Manners of the People in All Directions
Fruit Box Delicate and Dignified Sacrificial Vessels
Lifting Box Ostentatious and Extravagant Affair
Baby Carriage A Little World for Babies
Grinder Presenting the Inner Beauty of Golden Rice
A Basin Making Aromatic Sweet Potato Wine
Washbasin Holder Enlightenment for the Good Life
Bamboo Pole for Punting Boats Knock a String of Happy Days
Incense Burner A Few Wisps of Curling Smoke.
Frame (photography) It Retains the Youthful Look Long Time Ago.
Coffin Permanent Home
Recessed-Leg Altar Table The Origins of the Family Bloodline

Volume 4. Deep Alley  
Sub-staircase   Higher Landscapes Are More Distinctive
Shoulder Pole   The Responsibility of Life Rests on Your Shoulders  
Bucket   A New Day Begins with the Picking of Water
Bamboo Cage   Rooster Singing and Dog Barking in the Cage
Bucketing  Swimming Pools for Babies
Pestle for Washing   Knocking up a Splash of Water
Driving Rain Bucket   Accumulating Slowly and Dump It All at Once.
Pig's Basin   Porcelain Bowl for Human and Basin for Pigs
Catapult   Dare to Be the Enemy of Everything in the Village
Fire Barrels  Holding a Bowl of Warmth in Childhood  
Desk   Reading and Literacy Start From Here
Chair Made of Bamboo  A Cool Seat in the Summer

Volume 5. The Golden Harvest Field
(Field)Roller   Making a Flat Field
Flail  Using the Power to Swing It Round
Basket (for rice)   Carrying a Load of Harvest Joy
Disk Harrow   Combing Out Countless Golden Lines
Bamboo Broom   Sweeping the Area Clean
Pinch Sieve   A Good Helper for Gathering Rice
Windmill   Tall Machines on the Threshing Floor
Winnowing Fan   A Different Kind of Windmill and Harvest Field
A Steelyard (a type of balance)   Although Small, a Steelyard Weight May Tip a Hundred Pounds
Scheme  Every Time You Rattle the Abacus, There's a Loud, Clear, Throbbing Sound.
Tile Bucket   Announcing the Birth of a Tile
Gyroscope   Flying Spinning Playthings

Volume 6. Silhouettes of the Field
Plough   Turning Up the Magnificent Cattle Ploughs of the Countryside
Level with a Roller   Breaking a Field of Grass Seeds and Flowers
Harrow   Combing and Flatting the Fields
Waterwheel   Irrigating the Terraces on Higher Ground
Aqueduct   Bringing Water to the Fields
Harvester   Driving the "Double Grab" Under the Hot Sun.
Water wheel   The Engine That Keeps Turning Day and Night
Wicker Basket   Filled with the Farmer's Harvest
Winnow (agriculture)   Carrying a Load of Farm Work for All Seasons
Fish Basin   Tools for Buying and Selling Fish
Fish Basket   Harvesting a Basket of Goodies
A Filter Made of Bamboo (Avoide Fish Escaping)   A Basket Full of Leaves.
Wooden Rifle   Burdened with Responsibility and Hardship
Tea basket   Carring the Camellia Sinensis Forest in the Memory 
Wooden Bridge   Running Over It in the Childhood


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