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Body and face in Chinese visual culture

Author: Wu Hung; Katherine R Tsiang
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2005.
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs, 239.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traditionally the "Chinese body" was understood as a totality and explained by sweeping comparisons of the differences that distinguished Chinese examples from their western counterparts. Recently, scholars have argued that we must look at particular examples of Chinese images of the body and explore their intrinsic conceptual complexity and historical specificity." "By charting multiple, specific bodies and faces,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wu Hung; Katherine R Tsiang
ISBN: 0674016572 9780674016576
OCLC Number: 56591710
Description: xviii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: On tomb figurines : the beginning of a visual tradition / Wu Hung --
Embodiments of Buddhist texts in early medieval Chinese visual culture / Katherine R. Tsiang --
Of the tree body : the Famen monastery relics and corporeal transformation in tang imperial culture / Eugene Y. Wang --
Fleshly desires and bodily deprivations : the somatic dimensions of Xu Wei's flower paintings / Kathleen M. Ryor --
Illness, disability, and deformity in seventeenth-century Chinese art / Qianshen Bai --
Clothes make the man : dress, modernity, and masculinity in china, ca. 1912-1937 / Robert E. Harrist, Jr --
The face in life and death : mimesis and Chinese ancestor portraits / Jan Stuart --
The life and death of the image : ghosts and female portraits in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature / Judith T. Zeitlin --
Essentially Chinese : the Chinese portrait subject in nineteenth-century photography / Roberta Wue --
The piping of man / Susan E. Nelson --
The Kangxi emperor's brush-traces : calligraphy, writing, and the art of imperial authority / Jonathan Hay --
Phantom theater, disfigurement, and history in song at midnight / Zhang Zhen.
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs, 239.
Responsibility: edited by Wu Hung and Katherine R. Tsiang.
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served to depict the living, memorialize the dead, and present the unrepresentable in art.  Read more...

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Introduction / Wu Hung and Katherine R. Tsiang-- Pt. I. THE RELIGIOUS BODY: On tomb figurines : the beginning of a visual tradition / Wu Hung -- Embodiments of Buddhist texts in early medieval Chinese visual culture / Katherine R. Tsiang -- Of the true body : the Famen monastery relics and corporeal transformation in tang imperial culture / Eugene Y. Wang -- Pt. II. BODY IMAGERY AND SELF-REPRESENTATION: Fleshly desires and bodily deprivations : the somatic dimensions of Xu Wei's flower paintings / Kathleen M. Ryor -- Illness, disability, and deformity in seventeenth-century Chinese art / Qianshen Bai -- Clothes make the man : dress, modernity, and masculinity in China, ca. 1912-1937 / Robert E. Harrist, Jr -- Pt. III. BODY-FACE INTERACTIONS IN PORTRAITURE: The face in life and death : mimesis and Chinese ancestor portraits / Jan Stuart -- The life and death of the image : ghosts and female portraits in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature / Judith T. Zeitlin -- Essentially Chinese : the Chinese portrait subject in nineteenth-century photography / Roberta Wue -- Pt. IV: PERFORMING THE BODY AND FACE: The piping of man / Susan E. Nelson -- The Kangxi emperor's brush-traces : calligraphy, writing, and the art of imperial authority / Jonathan Hay -- Phantom theater, disfigurement, and history in 'Song at midnight' / Zhang Zhen

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