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Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging



This book transports us to the exotic world of Chinese Medicine – a world of saan (powders), yun (pills), gou (plasters), dann (pellets), etc for every known ailment. These forms had a direct influence on the materials, typefaces, patterns, and compositions used in packaging. It documents contemporary changes in the packaging of Chinese patent medicines and stores since the mid-19th.

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: MCCM Creations; Second edition (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 10 inches