Xiao Hui Ji (exterior view)

小慧集
Zhuxiangzhuren, pseud. 貯香主人
[Qing] Daoguang 17 [清]道光17年
1837
Harvard-Yenching Library T 6003 6208

Click for full-size imageThis item represents the earliest known Chinese source of “Jasmine Flowers” 茉莉花, a popular folk song with many regional variations about local flower-giving customs. One version of the song was brought to Europe, where it circulated in transcription.

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