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Ch: quanjietu. Also written Ӊ} (Ch: jianjietu). Lit. pictures of advice and admonishment. Paintings based on Confucian ethics intended to encourage virtue and warn against evil. They depict famous historical and legendary figures: sages, religious leaders, wise rulers, illustrious retainers, popular heroes and virtuous women or, conversely, foolish rulers, traitors, and lascivious women. In China the genre dates from the Han dynasty. The famous handscroll attributed to Yen Liben (Jp: En Rippon 腗{, ?-673, Boston Museum of Fine Arts) is a typical early example. In Japan, the earliest kankai-zu date from the Heian period, when the painting of the Festival to Confucius, sekiten ߚ was regularly exhibited in the Daigakuryou w, a Confucian training institution for government administrators, and The Screen of Wise Men *Kenjou-no-shouji q was displayed in the Shishinden a of Kyoto Gosho s䏊. The revival of Confucianism under the Tokugawa shogunate spurred a revival of kankai-zu from the 17c. The many Kanou school *Kanouha h paintings of Admonitions to the Emperor *teikan-zu Ӑ} and Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety *nijuushikou-zu \lF} attest to this renewed interest. Such themes also appear in *ukiyo-e G prints.
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