Bai jiama from Shangguan

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In 2018 I visited Zhang Ruilong (张瑞龙), a sixth-generation carver of Bai minority jiama woodblock prints, at his studio out in the countryside near Shangguan, north of Dali old town in Yunnan. This is probably the last area in all China to use jiama prints on a daily basis as part of their Buddhist, Daoist and local Benzhu folk religious …