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Mutually Supportive and Antagonistic Arts

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0059
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Sasamegoto is unequivocal in its opinion that one can achieve greatness in an art (nōgei, michi) only by specialization. However, anybody who wants to cultivate other arts in addition to poetry must ... 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


Japanese Calligraphy since 1868

Stephen Addiss

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of Japanese calligraphy since 1868. It considers the multiple facets of modern calligraphy by dividing the artists into categories: traditional waka (tanka) ... More


Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Shana J. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the first book in English on Chinese jinshi, or antiquarianism, the pinnacle of traditional connoisseurship of ancient artifacts and inscriptions. As a scholarly field, jinshi was inaugurated ... More


Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Cailah Jackson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451482
eISBN:
9781474491372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book is the first in-depth survey of illuminated manuscripts from late medieval Anatolia (Rum) before the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Between the Mongol invasions in the mid-thirteenth century ... More


Timur, World Conqueror and Connoisseur

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The earliest surviving record of the Tazza was produced in Central Asia, either for the great and ruthless conqueror Timur in Samarqand, or for his more refined grandson Baysunghur at Herat. The bowl ... More


‘Fog is My Land’: A Citizenship of Mutual Estrangement in the Painted Books of Etel Adnan

Jennifer Scappettone

in Reading Experimental Writing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474440387
eISBN:
9781474481236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440387.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a 1989 essay titled “To Write in a Foreign Language,” Etel Adnan describes the trajectory of her relationship to Arabic, a language associated with shame and sin in the context of her French ... More


Magic, Theft, and Arson: The Life and Death of an Enslaved African Woman in Ottoman İzmit

Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in 19th-Century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163982
eISBN:
9781617970221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163982.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Studies on Ottoman-Middle Eastern slavery are still in a toddling stage and accounts written from the perspective of slaves are few and far between. Even petitions bearing the names of individual ... More


Visual, Cultural, and Geopolitical Thresholds in Lalla Essaydi’s Depiction of Moroccan Women

Naïma Hachad

in Revisionary Narratives: Moroccan Women's Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620221
eISBN:
9781789623710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620221.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 4 offers analyses of several images from Lalla Essaydi’s photographic series Converging Territories (2004), Les Femmes du Maroc (2006-2008), and Harem (2009), in which she exclusively depicts ... More


Identity and ‘Difference’ in French Art: El Seed’s Calligraffiti from Street to Web

Siobhán Shilton

in Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941138
eISBN:
9781789629255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941138.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The attempts to ban the burkini on numerous beaches in the summer of 2016 highlight the extent of fears of visual signifiers of Arabo-Muslim ‘difference’ in public spaces in France. Given these ... More


Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

James McMullen (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Abstract The Tale of Genji, written by a Murasaki Shikibu, a female courtier commonly celebrated as a genius, is the greatest work of Japanese literature and has fascinated readers for more than a ... More


Teika After Teika: A History of Reception

Paul S. Atkins

in Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858506
eISBN:
9780824873677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858506.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Criticisms and evaluations of Teika as a person and as a poet began during his own lifetime. The history of reception of Teika’s biography, poetry, and other works is surveyed from the thirteenth ... More


Transitions: Social Influences on Zen’s Legend of Living Buddhas

Steven Heine

in From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 examines political factors and social influences that contributed to the construction of the Legend of Living Buddhas, a benchmark for the institutional and artistic shift from Chinese Chan ... More


Illuminated Manuscripts in Late Thirteenth-century Konya

Cailah Jackson

in Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451482
eISBN:
9781474491372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter initially focuses on two manuscripts – a small Qur’an and a monumental Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi. Both were produced in 1278, soon after Rum was formally incorporated into the ... More


Early Fourteenth-century Manuscripts from Konya and Sivas

Cailah Jackson

in Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451482
eISBN:
9781474491372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The second chapter concerns manuscripts produced in Konya between 1311 and 1332. This period roughly coincides with the rise of the Turcoman principalities (beyliks) on Rum’s political scene and the ... More


Two Manuscripts from South‑western Rūm

Cailah Jackson

in Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451482
eISBN:
9781474491372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter Three discusses two modest manuscripts that were produced for Hamidid beys in the mid-fourteenth century. These manuscripts, both copies of Najm al-Din Razi Daya’s Mirsad al-ʿIbad min ... More


Saūtıū ibn Hḥ asan: A Mevlevi Patron of Erzincan

Cailah Jackson

in Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451482
eISBN:
9781474491372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The fourth and final chapter focuses on the patronage of one individual, who emerges from surviving material as the most prolific manuscript patron of late medieval Rum. The three manuscripts ... More


The Koran as Myth

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Psalmody and calligraphy, two major Islamic arts, tend to emphasize the signifier at the expense of the signified, lending the Koran an aura of myth. Furthermore, the belief in the uncreated nature ... More


Kōkai on the Art of the Ultimate

Pamela D. Winfield

in Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Three: Kūkai on the Art of the Ultimate introduces Kūkai’s theory of monji, the ajikan disk, the Two World mandalas, and other mandalic projects that convey Mikkyō ... More


All Hail the King of Kowloon! Mediating Malleable Materiality

Helena Y.W. Wu

in The Hangover after the Handover: Things, Places and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621952
eISBN:
9781800341661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621952.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In Chapter 3, Tsang Tsou-choi—named “one of the oldest graffiti artists in the world” by the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003—comes into the picture. As a self-proclaimed “king” since the 1950s, Tsang ... More


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