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Xu Zhe Zhi Tu Shuo by Yongxiang Shi, 1917
 

'Xu Zhe zhi tu shuo' (More Illustrated Paperfolding) by Yongxiang Shi, was published by the Commercial Press in Shanghai in Ming guo 6 (6th year of the Republic of China) ie 1917. My thanks to Xiaoxian Huang for providing me with a copy of this book.

This book appears to be a follow-up to 'Zhe zhi tu shuo' (Illustrated Paperfolding), Volume 1, compiled by Gui Shaolie, which was published by the Commercial Press in Shanghai in Ming guo 3 (3rd year of the Republic of China) ie 1914.

As would be expected of works from China of this date, many of the designs in this work are either of Western European and/or Japanese origin. There are, however, a considerable number of designs which are not previously known from either Western Europe or Japan and which may therefore be presumed to have originated in China since the introduction of paperfolding into the educational curriculum via the kindergarten.

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Analysis

I have given an English rendering of the title of the design in this work (in normal font), and, where there is one, my standard name for the design (in bold). The standard name can be used to help you look up more information about the history of the design on the Individual Designs index page.

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1. Human-shaped Kite - Yakko-san

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2. Socks - The Socks / Tabi

Note that although this sequence passes through the Cross, the Hat and the Trousers, none of these are named here as designs in their own right.

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3. Lantern - The Lantern

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4. Boatside Eagle

This design seems to be a representation of an eagle sitting on the side of a boat.

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5. Hookah Pipe

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6. Horse's Head - The Boat with Sail

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7. God Tablet (not yet integrated)

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8. Powder Packet - The Square Letterfold

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9. Pointed Hat

The text says 'Can be worn with fingers'.

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10. Samurai Hat

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11. Pheasant Tail Hat

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12. Grasshopper

The text says 'Hit it with fingers. The head can jump in the air.'

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13. Male Butterfly - Ocho

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14. Female Butterfly - Mecho

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15. Square Box

The two triangular flaps are pasted to the sides to secure the shape.

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16. Women's Shoes

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17. Another method

This is the same as design 16 but from a blintzed square.

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18. Yuan Bao - Yuan Bao

Developed from the Trousers

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19. Another method

Developed from a version of the Newspaper Hat

The final instruction says 'Hold the lower parts of the left and right cornerswithyour hands and inflate to form the figure.'

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20. Another method

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21. Another method

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22. Another method

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23. Tiger - The Dog

Made by combining a Jacket and two pairs of Trousers

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24. Incense Box - The Star-Shaped Box

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25. Dendrobium

The instructions say to fold the flaps inside and glue them with paste.

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26. Plaque - The Tenjin Shrine

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27. City Gate

Made in two parts which are then glued together.

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28. Another method

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29. Square Box with Ears - The Basic Box

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30. Rectangular Box with Ears - The Basic Box

The same box but made from an oblong.

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31. Airship (not yet integrated)

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32. ???????? (not yet integrated)

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33. Bayonet (not yet integrated)

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34. Clam

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35. Another method

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36. Another method

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37. Flying Pigeon

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38. Yarn Hat

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39. Pig's Head

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40. Wild Boar's Head

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41. Squid

This is an inflatable design.

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42. Fledgling

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43. ?????????? (not yet integrated)

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44. Another method

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45. Another method

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46. Another method

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47. Toad

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48. Bucket

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49. Another method

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50. Dustpan

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51. Square Box with Ears - The Junk Box

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52. Short-handled Dustpan

Developed from the Junk Box

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53. Bat

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54. Young Swallow

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55. Flying Bird

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56. Plough

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57. Tiger Head Shoes

One end of the box is glued together.

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58. Paper Ball - The Waterbomb

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59. Fly Cage - The Kettle

The directions comment that 'it is difficult for the fly to fly away'.

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60. Rabbit - The Inflatable Rabbit

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61. Old Women's Shoes

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62. Monk's Hat

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63. Turtle

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64. Another method

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65. Soup Spoon

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66. Windmill - The Cut and Fold Windmill

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67. Another method

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68. Paper Chain - The Witch's Ladder

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69. Chrysanthemum

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70. Women's Western-style Leather Shoes

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71. Book Mark - Lighthouse Bookmark

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72. Another method

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The Complete Work

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