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Religion and prison art in Ming China (1368-1644) : creative environment, creative subjects / by Ying Zhang.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Brill research perspectives. Religion and the artsPublisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Description: 102 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
  • still image
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9789004432604
  • 9004432604
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 709.5109 23
LOC classification:
  • NX164.P7 Z49 2020
Contents:
Creative nature and the calendar in prison poetry -- The self in nature, ritual, and poetry -- The literati art of living in confinement -- The art of living : nourishing life, transcending the form.
Summary: Approaching the prison as a creative environment and imprisoned officials as creative subjects in Ming China (1368-1644), Ying Zhang introduces important themes at the intersection of premodern Chinese religion, poetry, and visual and material culture. The Ming is known for its extraordinary cultural and economic accomplishments in the increasingly globalized early modern world. For scholars of Chinese religion and art, this era crystalizes the essential and enduring characteristics in these two spheres. Drawing on scholarship on Chinese philosophy, religion, aesthetics, poetry, music, and visual and material culture, Zhang illustrates how the prisoners understood their environment as creative and engaged it creatively. She then offers a literature survey on the characteristics of premodern Chinese religion and art that helps situate the questions of "creative environment" and "creative subject" within multiple fields of scholarship
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single unit book single unit book HAC Library F (Affiliated) HAC – 1st floor – Library Room – Open Stacks F:NX164.P7 Z49 2020 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available Paperback 2022-0080

Includes bibliographical references. (pages 94-102).

Creative nature and the calendar in prison poetry -- The self in nature, ritual, and poetry -- The literati art of living in confinement -- The art of living : nourishing life, transcending the form.

Approaching the prison as a creative environment and imprisoned officials as creative subjects in Ming China (1368-1644), Ying Zhang introduces important themes at the intersection of premodern Chinese religion, poetry, and visual and material culture. The Ming is known for its extraordinary cultural and economic accomplishments in the increasingly globalized early modern world. For scholars of Chinese religion and art, this era crystalizes the essential and enduring characteristics in these two spheres. Drawing on scholarship on Chinese philosophy, religion, aesthetics, poetry, music, and visual and material culture, Zhang illustrates how the prisoners understood their environment as creative and engaged it creatively. She then offers a literature survey on the characteristics of premodern Chinese religion and art that helps situate the questions of "creative environment" and "creative subject" within multiple fields of scholarship

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