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The Resource Parting the mists : discovering Japan and the rise of national-style painting in modern China, Aida Yuen Wong

Parting the mists : discovering Japan and the rise of national-style painting in modern China, Aida Yuen Wong

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Parting the mists : discovering Japan and the rise of national-style painting in modern China
Title
Parting the mists
Title remainder
discovering Japan and the rise of national-style painting in modern China
Statement of responsibility
Aida Yuen Wong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" In Parting the Mists, Aida Yuen Wong makes a convincing argument that the forging of a national tradition in modern China was frequently pursued in association with rather than in rejection of Japan. The focus of her book is on Japan{u2019}s integral role in the invention of "national-style painting," or guohua, in early-twentieth-century China. Guohua, referring to brush paintings on traditional formats, is often misconstrued as a residual conservatism from the dynastic age that barricaded itself within classical traditions. Wong places this art form at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange. Notable proponents of guohua (e.g., Chen Hengke, Jin Cheng, Fu Baoshi, and Gao Jianfu) are discussed in connection with Japan, where they discovered stylistic and ideological paradigms consonant with the empowering of "Asian/Oriental" cultural practices against the backdrop of encroaching westernization. Not just a "window on the West," Japan stood as an informant of China modernism in its own right. The first book in English devoted to Sino-Japanese dialogues in modern art, Parting the Mists explores the sensitive phenomenon of Japanism in the practice and theory of Chinese painting. Wong carries out a methodologically agile study that sheds light on multiple spheres: stylistic and iconographic innovations, history writing, art theory, patronage and the market, geopolitics, the creation of artists{u2019} societies, and exhibitions. Without avoiding the dark history of Japanese imperialism, she provides a nuanced reading of Chinese views about Japan and the two countries' convergent, and often colliding, courses of nationalism."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1968-
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Wong, Aida Yuen
Dewey number
759.95109/041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1045
LC item number
.W66 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian interactions and comparisons
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Painting, Chinese
  • China
  • Japan
Label
Parting the mists : discovering Japan and the rise of national-style painting in modern China, Aida Yuen Wong
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ]165]-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tradition is a foreign country. -- Nationalism and the writing of new histories. -- Literati painting as the "Oriental modern" -- Wu Changshuo's Japanese circle: between patronage and style. -- Six exhibitions and Sino-Japanese diplomacy
Control code
62381426
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 186 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780824829520
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005034629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780824829520
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Parting the mists : discovering Japan and the rise of national-style painting in modern China, Aida Yuen Wong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ]165]-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tradition is a foreign country. -- Nationalism and the writing of new histories. -- Literati painting as the "Oriental modern" -- Wu Changshuo's Japanese circle: between patronage and style. -- Six exhibitions and Sino-Japanese diplomacy
Control code
62381426
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 186 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780824829520
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005034629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780824829520
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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