Peking Opera Painted Faces
with Notes on 200 Operas
By Zhao Menglin & Yan Jiqing. 7" x 10", 139 pages, paperback. From a very large collection of painted-face patterns the authors have selected 272, including both traditional make-up and new patterns created for newly written operas. Selections were not limited to any particular school or style. Basically, the patterns are listed in chronological order following events described in operas and the lives they impersonated.