Humanism Presented in Taiwan Cochin Ceramic Design

  • Huei-Mei ShihEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9180)


Cochin ceramics, a low temperature and soft pottery, is one of Taiwanese traditional arts. Originally it comes from southern part of Chinese areas and has become a sort of architectural decoration, which has been integrated with sculpture, ceramics and painting in one. Cochin ceramics can be seen in traditional temples and rich mansions Taiwan. In Chin dynasty (in the 18th century) with people migrating from China to Taiwan, they set foot on this land and developed Cochin in its full scales. The research aims to offer a better understanding of its humanism presented in traditional architectural forms. The article covers the historical development of Cochin, its thematic analysis, its inherent moral design, its cultural spirit, and the conclusions.


Cochin ceramic Thematic analysis Folk art Humanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Arts and Humanities InstructionNational Taiwan University of ArtsNew Taipei CityTaiwan

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