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Daoist monk from Baiyunguan Temple

Description
Black and white photograph showing a young Daoist monk in robe and cap seated outdoors on the ground.

Significance statement
Daoist monk from Baiyunguan Temple. In 'A photographer in Old Peking' (p. 82), Hedda Morrison wrote that this man was a 'Taoist monk whom I met in Pai Yun Kuan and again later on the sacred mountain of Hua Shan in central China to which he had travelled on foot from Peking. As an old acquaintance he took it upon himself to act as my guide and mentor in Hua Shan'.

Production notes
This is one of a large number of photographs that were taken by Hedda Morrison (1908-1991) during her years of residence in Peking (Beijing), China 1933-1946.

History notes
Exhibited in 'An Asian experience: 1933-67', organised by the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Fisher Library Foyer, University of Sydney, 12-30 May 1986. Reproduced in Hedda Morrison, 'A photographer in Old Peking', Hong Kong, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1985, p. 82, with the caption: 'A Taoist monk whom I met in Pai Yun Kuan and again later on the sacred mountain of Hua Shan in central China to which he had travelled on foot from Peking. As an old acquaintance he took it upon himself to act as my guide and mentor in Hua Shan'.

Credit line
Gift of Mr Alastair Morrison, 1992

Registration number
92/1414-254