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The art of global comparisons

Craig Clunas

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter considers comparison made hitherto between Western and Chinese art. Mieke Bal has argued that comparison becomes a ground for relative judgement; it establishes hierarchies and distracts ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume collects together lectures by distinguished scholars. One lecture examines medieval religious relics, focusing on what they actually comprised and asking how these paltry items came to be ... More


Abstraction and modern Chinese art

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Linear stories of modern art's development have characteristically been formalistic ones, and although such narratives have not always treated abstraction as essential to artistic progress, they have ... More


Iconicity and indexicality: The body in Chinese art

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the place of the body in Chinese art. It begins by identifying in a somewhat schematic way various defining characteristics of literati painting and calligraphy, the art of the ... More


Timely Images: Chinese Art and Festival Display: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Jan Stuart

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Chinese art and festival display given at the British Academy's 2009 Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture. This text suggests that ... More


Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Anne E. McLaren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This is the first in-depth study of Chinese bridal laments, a ritual and performative art practiced by Chinese women in premodern times that gave them a rare opportunity to voice their grievances ... More


China in Whitechapel, Japan in Shepherd's Bush: Aldington, Ford, Pound, Fletcher, and Lowell

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the wave of interest in Japanese visual culture that spread out from Ezra Pound profoundly to affect the work of the other literary figures associated with Imagism, and ... More


Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Barry Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty studies the historical and philosophical traditions of Asian martial arts practice and ... More


‘Kuanon of all Delights’: Seven Lakes, Eight Views, and the Korean Goddess of The Cantos

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins by considering the renewal of contact between Pound and Laurence Binyon just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, showing that this was the main stimulus behind the ... More


Vantage Points, Perspectives and Artistic Presentation

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Acknowledging the different vantage points used in paintings is important when interpreting factory scenes. A close examination of paintings from the 1760s to the 1820s reveals two commonly applied ... More


The archive of Chineseness: the global exposition and the museum

Jane Chin Davidson

in Staging Art and Chineseness: The Politics of Trans/Nationalism and Global Expositions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139788
eISBN:
9781526150516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139795.00012
Subject:
Art, Art History

One of the reasons why global expositions, biennials, and artfairs appear as ‘new’ global institutions is due in part to the museumifying permanence of objects reflecting the manufacture of the art / ... More


‘Little Japanese Pictures’: Ezra Pound, Laurence Binyon, and the British Museum Print Room

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reveals that Japanese visual art was far more important to the genesis of London's first Modernist poems than has ever previously been suspected. The contents of British Museum curator ... More


Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong

Claire Roberts

in Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028405
eISBN:
9789882207738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028405.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the friendship of Fou Lei and Huang Binhong, which can be linked to Chinese art. Binhong believed that it would take years before his art would be understood, and thanks to the ... More


Conclusion

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

in Comics Art in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Dating to the nineteenth century, Chinese comic art has been involved in each stage of the country’s modern history. Cartoonists often faced backlash in the forms of government restrictions, economic ... More


Realism, socialist realism and China’s avant-garde: a historical perspective

Yan Geng (ed.)

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472.00007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter outlines the longue durée of Chinese political art from the 1940s onwards. Tracing the shift in China from realism to socialist realism and then to socially engaged avant-garde art, it ... More


Shitao (1642–1707) and the Traditional Chinese Conception of Ruins: Aspects Of Art Lecture

Wu Hung

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Shitao and the traditional Chinese conception of ruins given at the British Academy's 2009 Aspects of Art Lecture. This text investigates the conception ... More


Mao in a gondola: Chinese representation at the Venice Biennale (1993–2003)

Estelle Bories (ed.)

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472.00021
Subject:
Art, Art History

Estelle Bories’s chapter investigates the re-emergence of Chinese contemporary art in the West, concentrating on the way in which artists and curators addressed the revolutionary past of China. It ... More


Introduction: staging art and Chineseness

Jane Chin Davidson

in Staging art and Chineseness: The politics of trans/nationalism and global expositions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139788
eISBN:
9781526150516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139795.00006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Providing a contextualization for the staging of art and Chineseness, the introduction establishes the different lines of inquiry in the book and the defining connections among its different ... More


Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Roberta Wue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208463
eISBN:
9789888313280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208463.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty port’s ... More


Technographies

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The digital revolution of the past decades has spawned anxious reflections on the status of language, media, and, ultimately, human existence. For the Chinese language and its script, attitudes ... More


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