Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society / Edition 1

Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society / Edition 1

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by Yuehping Yen, Yen Yuehping, Yueh-Ping Yen
     
 

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.See more details below

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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:
9780415317535
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Anthropology of Asia Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(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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