Old Taoist: The Life, Art, and Poetry of Kodojin (1865-1944)

Old Taoist: The Life, Art, and Poetry of Kodojin (1865-1944)

by Stephen Addiss, Jonathan Chaves, J. Thomas Rimer
     
 

In the literary and artistic milieu of early modern Japan the Chinese and Japanese arts flourished side by side. Kodôjin, the "Old Taoist" (1865-1944), was the last of these great poet-painters in Japan. Portraying this last representative of a tradition of gentle and refined artistry in the midst of a society that valued economic growth and national

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Overview

In the literary and artistic milieu of early modern Japan the Chinese and Japanese arts flourished side by side. Kodôjin, the "Old Taoist" (1865-1944), was the last of these great poet-painters in Japan. Portraying this last representative of a tradition of gentle and refined artistry in the midst of a society that valued economic growth and national achievement, this beautifully illustrated book includes a wide selection of his finest poems, paintings, and calligraphy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231116572
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen Addiss is Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities in the Department of Art at the University of Richmond. His many books include The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks 1600-1925 and How to Look at Japanese Art.Jonathan Chaves is professor and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University. He is the editor and translator of many works, including The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry, and is the coauthor, with J. Thomas Rimer, of Japanese and Chinese Poems to Sing (Columbia 1998).J. Thomas Rimer is chairman of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. His many works include Modern Japanese Fiction and Its Traditions: An Introduction, and he is the coauthor, with Jonathan Chaves, of Japanese and Chinese Poems to Sing (Columbia 1998).

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1Kodojin's Life and Art1
2Kodojin's Japanese Poetry57
3Kodojin and the T'ao Ch'ien Tradition in Kanshi Poetry73
4Kodojin's Chinese Poetry89
5A Note on Kodojin and the Art and Literature of His Period155
Epilogue161
Notes165
Index171

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