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The search for the beautiful woman : a cultural history of Japanese and Chinese beauty

Author: Kyō Chō; Kyoko Iriye Selden
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012.
Series: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries, Japanese culture, including ideals of feminine beauty, was profoundly shaped by China. In this first full comparative history on the subject, Cho Kyo explores changing standards of beauty in China and Japan, ranging from plumpness to bound feet to blackened teeth. Drawing on a rich array of sources gathered over a decade of research, he considers which Chinese representations were rejected or accepted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)795178024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kyō Chō; Kyoko Iriye Selden
ISBN: 9781442218956 1442218959 9781442218949 1442218940
OCLC Number: 824351053
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The search for the beautiful woman --
Favored appearances --
Feared beauties --
The rhetoric of representation --
Beauty as a construct --
Beautiful women in Chinese verse and prose, beautiful women in Japanese literature --
Symphony of aesthetics --
Edo culture as a filter --
Toward the birth of Naomi --
Epilogue: The future of beauty.
Series Title: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Other Titles: Bijo to wa nani ka.
Responsibility: Cho Kyo ; translated by Kyoko Selden.

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Translation of: Bijo to wa nani ka: nitchau bijin no bunkashi / Chao Kyao. -- Tokyo: Shobunsha, 2001. -- 464, x, p.: ill.; 20 cm.  Read more...

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In this ambitious volume Professor Cho, one of Japan's most knowledgeable scholars of comparative cultures, takes up the timeless topic of female beauty from the perspectives of China, Japan, and the Read more...

 
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