Ma Nao Books marked the year of the horse with a recipe for pao cai, succulent vegetables pickled in the Sichuan style. It’s an excellent use for bai jiu, the lighter fluid-flavored “white liquor” favored by taxi drivers.

3 x 5 inches

A holiday garland teases out one meaning of the season and shows that “con me” is just two letters short of “consume.”

Approximately 8 feet long
stamped Japanese paper

For the year of the ram, the mascot — standing demurely behind a modesty curtain — follows the Chinese belief that wearing red underwear during one’s year brings big-time luck.

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Posing a linguistic and visual riddle, this valentine says “be” and “mine,” but never at the same time.

bookboard printed with potato stamps, paper
4 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 inches

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