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In praise of blandness : proceeding from Chinese thought and aesthetics

Author: François Jullien
Publisher: New York : Zone, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than just a cultural history, this text invites those both familiar and unfamiliar with Chinese culture to explore the resonances of the bland in literary, philosophical, and religious texts and to witness how all currents of Chinese thought converge in harmonious accord.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Jullien
ISBN: 9781890951429 1890951420 1890951412 9781890951412
OCLC Number: 965607152
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: This translation originally published: 2004.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Eloge de la fadeur.
Responsibility: François Jullien ; translated by Paula M. Varsano.

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A consideration of blandness not as the absence of defining qualities but as the harmonious union of all potential values-an infinite opening into human experience.  Read more...

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Blandness is a sub rosa self-help book and a map to the sublime.-Village Voice

 
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