Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice

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Explores, from a cross-cultural viewpoint and in terms of symbolic expression, the self's problematic relationship to language and art and to the culture embedding the language and art.
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Explores, from a cross-cultural viewpoint and in terms of symbolic expression, the self's problematic relationship to language and art and to the culture embedding the language and art.
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The third in a series dealing with the concept of self and its importance in understanding Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures. Focuses largely on representational practices and symbolic media such as literature, cinema, art, and dance. Examines both classical and contemporary works to delineate the relationship between self and image and to use that relationship to further understanding of the cultures. Lightly illustrated. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791427262
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 473
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

PART ONE: SOME PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS

Introduction to Part One
Wimal Dissanayake

1. Symbolic Expressions and the Self
Arthur C. Danto

PART TWO: SELF AS IMAGE IN CHINESE THEORY AND PRATICE

Introduction to Part Two
Roger T. Ames

2. Figures of Identity: Topoi and the Gendered Subject in Chinese Art
Stephen J. Goldberg

3. Construction and Insertion of the Self in Song and Yuan Painting
John Hay

4. Stylization and Invention: The Burden of Self-Expression in The Scholars
Martin W. Huang

5. Unseen Lives: The Emotions of Everyday Existence Mirrored in Chinese Popular Poetry of the Mid-Seventeenth to Mid-Nineteenth Century
Mark Elvin

6. The Self in Transition: Moral Dilemma in Modern Chinese Drama
Kwok-kan Tam and Terry Siu-han Yip

PART THREE: SELF AS IMAGE IN INDIAN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Introduction to Part Three
Wimal Dissanayake

7. Self as Image in the Natural Poetry of Kalidasa and Du Fu
Wimal Dissanayake

8. Late Colonial and Postcolonial Selves in Hindu and Marathi Poetry
Vinay Dharwadker

9. Communal Self and Cultural Imagery: The Katha Performance Tradition in South India
Gayathri Rajapur Kassebaum

10. Carving a Self: Feminist Consciousness, the Family, and the Socialization Process: A Study of Ashapurna Devi's Trilogy
Shivani Banerjee Chakravorty

11. Satyajit Ray's Secret Guide to Exquisite Murder: Creativity, Social Criticism, and the Partitioning of the Self
Ashis Nandy

PART FOUR: SELF AS IMAGE IN JAPANESE THEORY AND PRACTICE

Introduction to Part Four
Thomas P. Kasulis

12. "Impersonality" in Basho: Neo-Confucianism and Japanese Poetry
Arthur H. Thornhill III

13. Zen and Artistry
Thomas P. Kasulis

14. Perceptions of Self in Modern Japanese Literature: Two Adaptations of Classical Chinese Historiography
Nobuko Miyama Ochner

15. Analog, Figure, Avatar: Explorations of the Self in Modern Japanese Fiction
Lucy Lower

16. The Persistence of Self as Body and Personality in Japanese Buddhist Art
Willa Jane Tanabe

17. Art and the Construction of Self and Subject in Japan
Mara Miller

List of Contributors
Index

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