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Figure Painting: Fragments of the Precious Mirror

McCausland, Shane (2015) 'Figure Painting: Fragments of the Precious Mirror.' In: Powers, Martin J and Tsiang, Katherine R, (eds.), A Companion to Chinese Art. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 115-135. (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Art History)

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In recent years the discipline of the History of Art has witnessed attempts to devise theories that can illuminate artistic practices on a global scale. As one of a few traditions with a long history of self-reflexive writing on theory and practice, China seems likely to play a role in whatever conceptions historians may devise, but to date basic knowledge of key areas of China’s historic practices remain poorly known outside the field of Chinese Studies. This essay is a contribution to a volume that seeks to promote dialogue by inviting leading historians of China’s art to present concise analyses on a wide range of topics: academies, print, landscape, gardens, fashion, visuality, classification, agency, and the language of description, altogether more than fifteen key areas of study. The volume is organised under five rubrics — Production, Reality, Persons, Reflexivity, and Language.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Art and Archaeology
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3913-0
Depositing User: Shane McCausland
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 09:40
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/12775


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