ISBN-10:
0415646367
ISBN-13:
9780415646369
Pub. Date:
11/01/2014
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society / Edition 1

Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society / Edition 1

by Yuehping Yen
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Overview

This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415646369
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Series: Anthropology of Asia Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: The Abode of Calligraphic Inscriptions 1. Dances with Power: Public Calligraphy and its Social Effects 2. Becoming a Person Through Wen 3. Handwriting and Personhood 4. Body-Person Engineering: Brush Techniques and Calligraphic Composition 5. Brush Work: Alternative Bodybuilding 6. Ideograms and Knowledge 7. Characters Reloaded Bibliography Glossary

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