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The upright brush : Yan Zhenqing's calligraphy and Song literati politics

Author: Amy McNair; Zhenqing Yan
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arguing for the political rather than purely aesthetic basis for Yan Zhenqing's (709-785) reputation in Chinese calligraphy, the text posits that it was due to a handful of influential and  Read more...

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Named Person: Zhenqing Yan; Zhenqing Yan; Zhenqing Yan; Zhenqing Yan
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy McNair; Zhenqing Yan
ISBN: 0824819225 9780824819224 0824820029 9780824820022
OCLC Number: 37567415
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Chicago, 1989) under the title: The politics of calligraphic style in China.
Description: xvii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Politics of Calligraphy 2. Yan Zhenqing's Illustrious Background and Early Career 3. "The Nest Tipped and the Eggs Overturned": The An Lushan Rebellion 4. Partisan Politics at the Postrebellion Court 5. From Daoist Inscriptions to Daoist Immortal 6. Buddhist Companions and Commemoration 7. The Late Style of Yan Zhenqing 8. Confucian Martyrdom.
Responsibility: Amy McNair.

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