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Painting and Modernity in Early Qing China

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Part of Res Monographs in Anthropology and Aesthetics

  • Date Published: May 2001
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2002
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521393423

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  • This book examines the work of one of the most famous Chinese artists of all time. In this study, the first full-length work on Shitao in a Western language, Jonathan Hay provides a theoretically sophisticated analysis of this artist by undertaking a social history of his achievement. By focusing on different social, political, biographical, economic, religious and aesthetic issues, the author reveals the full complexity of Shitao's practice. Throughout this study, Hay also argues for the modernity of Shitao's painting, showing how his work is embedded in the socioeconomic context of the seventeenth century and how it involves a redefinition of subjectivity in terms of self-consciousness, doubt, and an aspiration to autonomy.

    • First monograph in a Western language on one of the most important painters in Chinese history
    • The most comprehensive study of Shitao's art in any language
    • A new approach to the artist monograph
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521393423
    • length: 436 pages
    • dimensions: 287 x 225 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.789kg
    • contains: 220 b/w illus. 22 colour illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2002
  • Table of Contents

    1. Shitao, Yangzhou, and modernity
    2. The conspicuous consumption of time
    3. The common claim on dynastic narrative
    4. Zhu Ruoji's destinies
    5. The acknowledgment of origins
    6. The Artis-Entrepreneur
    7. Paintings as commodities
    8. The painter's craft
    9. Painting as praxis
    10. The private horizon.

  • Author

    Jonathan Hay, New York University

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