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Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

C. Fred Blake

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For a thousand years across the length and breadth of China and beyond, people have burned paper replicas of valuable things—most often money—for the spirits of deceased family members, ancestors, ... More


POP Art: The Optical Poetics of Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius

Michael Squire

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores one of Late Antiquity’s most maligned artists: Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius (“Optatian”). Optatian’s works resonate against earlier Hellenistic traditions of picture-poetry ... More


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