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The Resource The problem of beauty : aesthetic thought and pursuits in Northern Song dynasty China, Ronald Egan

The problem of beauty : aesthetic thought and pursuits in Northern Song dynasty China, Ronald Egan

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The problem of beauty : aesthetic thought and pursuits in Northern Song dynasty China
Title
The problem of beauty
Title remainder
aesthetic thought and pursuits in Northern Song dynasty China
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Egan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Northern Song dynasty (960-1126), new ground was broken in aesthetic thought, particularly in the fields of art collecting, poetry criticism, connoisseurship of flowers, and the song lyric. Collectively these activities constitute much of what was distinctive about Northern Song culture. Yet the subjects treated here were unprecedented when they appeared; consequently, bold exploration was coupled with anxiety about the worth of these interests, especially given the Confucian biases against these pursuits. Despite differences in each area, certain overarching themes surface repeatedly. Together, these interests and choices suggest a logic behind the new directions of literati culture in the Northern Song. By focusing on the "problem of beauty," Ronald Egan calls attention to the difficulties that Northern Song innovators faced in justifying these new pursuits."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1948-
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Egan, Ronald
Dewey number
709.51/09021222
Index
index present
LC call number
DS750.72
LC item number
.E43 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asian monographs
Series volume
271
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aesthetics
  • China
Label
The problem of beauty : aesthetic thought and pursuits in Northern Song dynasty China, Ronald Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-396) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rethinking "Traces" from the past: Ouyang Xiu on stone inscriptions -- A new poetry criticism: the creation of "Remarks on poetry" -- The peony's allure: botanical treatises and floral beauty -- Art collecting and its discontents in the lives of Su Shi, Wang Shen, and Mi Fu -- The song lyric, part one: the trouble with love -- The song lyric, part two: a new critical discourse, a new male voice -- Conclusion: the aesthetics of social class, marketplace, and gender
Control code
62872803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780674022645
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674022645
Label
The problem of beauty : aesthetic thought and pursuits in Northern Song dynasty China, Ronald Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-396) 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
Rethinking "Traces" from the past: Ouyang Xiu on stone inscriptions -- A new poetry criticism: the creation of "Remarks on poetry" -- The peony's allure: botanical treatises and floral beauty -- Art collecting and its discontents in the lives of Su Shi, Wang Shen, and Mi Fu -- The song lyric, part one: the trouble with love -- The song lyric, part two: a new critical discourse, a new male voice -- Conclusion: the aesthetics of social class, marketplace, and gender
Control code
62872803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780674022645
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674022645

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