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Political expression in Song dynasty fan painting


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation approaches the political dimension of Song dynasty (960-1279) fan paintings focusing on four artistic subjects: Meng Haoran riding a donkey, anonymous donkey riders, the sparrow, and ox-herding. The political dimension of these subjects have either been overlooked by modern art historians, or insufficiently studied. This contextualized study not only repositions these fan paintings within their original socio-historical context, but also examines how traditional imagery was revived and imbued with new meanings by Song scholars in order to push their socio-political agenda. Special attention is paid to the discourse and rhetorical tropes prevalent both in painting and poetry. All five chapters reflect, from different perspectives, how Song scholars responded to various social and political challenges through poetry and painting, and how they positioned themselves in a changing society.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Art history
Classification
0377: Art history
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; China; Chinese painting; Fan painting; Painting; Poetry; Political expression; Song dynasty
Title
Political expression in Song dynasty fan painting
Author
Liu, Bo
Number of pages
254
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0127
Source
DAI-A 70/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109437423
Advisor
Powers, Martin J.
University/institution
University of Michigan
University location
United States -- Michigan
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3382274
ProQuest document ID
304927989
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304927989
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