Calligraphy And Power In Contemporary Chinese Society by Yuehping YenCalligraphy And Power In Contemporary Chinese Society by Yuehping Yen

Calligraphy And Power In Contemporary Chinese Society

byYuehping YenEditorYuehping Yen

Paperback | December 8, 2014

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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.
Title:Calligraphy And Power In Contemporary Chinese SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415646367

ISBN - 13:9780415646369


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction: The Abode of Calligraphic Inscriptions  1. Dances with Power: Public Calligraphy and its Social Effects  2. Becoming a Person ThroughWen 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

Editorial Reviews

'This is a very good book. Yen is both insightful in her analysis of the sources and implications of the aura of Chinese writing and careful in her discussions of how people think about characters.' - China Journal