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Title On telling images of China : essays in narrative painting and visual culture / edited by Shane McCausland and Yin Hwang.
Imprint Hong kong : Hong kong university press, 2014.
Hong Kong Hong Kong University Press [2014]

Subject Narrative painting, Chinese -- History -- Congresses.
Figurative painting -- China -- Congresses.
Arts -- Study and teaching -- China -- Congresses.
Alt Name McCausland, Shane, 1968-
Hwang, Yin,
Add Title Essays in narrative painting and visual culture
Description 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Note Papers presented at an international colloquium in May 2010 at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, in conjunction with the exhibition, Telling Images of China: Narrative and Figure Painting, 15th-20th Century, from the Shanghai Museum.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-344) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Representing Paradigms -- 1.Competing Lives of Confucius: The Shengji tu at Kongzhai / Julia K. Murray -- 2.Transcendence, Thunder and Exorcism: Images of the Daoist Patriarch Zhang Daoling in Books and Paintings / Noelle Giuffrida -- 3.Exemplary Complicity: The Pictorial Lives of Han Court Beauties in Two Narrative Handscrolls of Mid-Ming Suzhou / Shane McCausland -- 4.Expressing Innate Knowledge of the Good: The Implied Meaning in Guo Xu's Àn Old Lady Feeds a Hero' / Lizhong Ling -- pt. II Interpreting Literary Themes and Narratives -- 5.Narrative Painting Viewed as Major Art in Sixteenth-Century Suzhou / Cedric Laurent -- 6.Historicity, Visuality and Patterns of Literati Transcendence: Picturing the Red Cliff / Yu-chih Lai -- 7.Visiting Steles: Variations of a Painting Theme / Clarissa von Spee -- pt. III The Medium and Modernity --
Contents note continued: 8.The Posthumous Careers of Wang Zhaojun, of Mencius's Mother, of Shi Chong and of His Concubine Liizhu (Green Pearl) in the Painting and Popular Print Traditions / Ellen Johnston Laing -- 9.From Paragon to Butcher: Iconography and Identity in the Early Portraiture of Ren Bonian (1840--95) / Roberta Wue -- 10.Endless Stories? Narrative Themes from the Poets of the Past Reflected in the Paintings of Fu Baoshi / Eric Lefebvre -- Afterword -- 11.Chinese Art History as Contemporary Art History: An Outsider's Perspective / Kathleen James-Chakraborty.
Summary These essays address a diverse range of issues in China's narrative art and visual culture from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) to the present. These studies attend to the complex ways in which images circulate in pictorial media and across the boundaries between "high art" and popular culture - images in paintings, prints, stone engravings, and posters, as well as in film and video art. In addition, the authors examine the role of ancient exemplary stories and textual narratives, as well as their reiteration in the visual arts in early-modern and modern social and political contexts. The volume is divided into three sections: representing paradigms, interpreting literary themes and narratives, and the medium and modernity. While the essays in each section deal with concerns in the field of China's art history, an editors' introduction serves to position the topic of narrative art and introduce definitions and genre issues that run throughout the book.
ISBN 9789888139439
OCLC # 880488126

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