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Calligraphy and power in contemporary Chinese society

Author: Yuehping Yen
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Series: Anthropology of Asia series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yen, Yuehping, 1969-
Calligraphy and power in contemporary Chinese society.
London ; New York, NY : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004
(DLC) 2004004151
(OCoLC)54487583
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yuehping Yen
ISBN: 0203590600 9780203590607
OCLC Number: 56920399
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Brief chronology of Chinese history; Introduction: the abode of calligraphic inscriptions; Dances with power: Public calligraphy and its social effects; Becoming a person through wen; Handwriting and personhood; Body-person engineering through ink and brush: Brush techniques and calligraphic composition; Brush work: Alternative bodybuilding; Ideograms and knowledge; Characters reloaded; Notes; Bibliography; List of Chinese characters for terms used in the text; Index.
Series Title: Anthropology of Asia series.
Responsibility: Yuehping Yen.

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This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing.

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