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Author Zhang, Ying (History teacher), author
Title Religion and prison art in Ming China (1368-1644) : creative environment, creative subjects / by Ying Zhang
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  NX164.P7 Z43 2020    AVAILABLE    30560400682321
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  NX164.P7 Z63 2020    IN PROCESS    30530001354448
Descript 102 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Brill research perspectives in religion and the arts
Brill research perspectives. Religion and the arts
Note "This paperback book edition is simultaneouslypublished as issue 3.3 (2019) of Brill research perspectives in religion and the arts"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-102)
Part 1 -- 1. Creative Nature and the Calendar in Prison Poetry -- 1.1 The Agricultural Calendar: Lichun (the Establishment of Spring) and Liqiu (the Establishment of Autumn) -- 1.2. The Social Calendar -- 1.2.1. The New Year -- 1.2.2. Duanwu (the Fifth Day of the Fifth Month) and Chongyang(the Ninth Day of the Ninth Month) -- 1.3. The Personal Calendar -- 1.3.1. Days for the Dead -- 1.3.2. Birthdays -- 2. The Self in Nature, Ritual, and Poetry -- 2.1. Self-Cultivation and Nature -- 2.2. Self-Cultivation and Poetry -- Part 2 -- 3. The Literati Art of Living in Confinement -- 3.1. The Zither -- 3.2. Flowers and Trees -- 3.3. Visual Art -- 3.3.1. Appreciating Paintings -- 3.3.2. Portraits -- 3.3.3. Calligraphy -- 4. The Art of Living: Nourishing Life, Transcending the Form -- 4.1. Imagetext and the Shape of Life -- 4.2. The Art of Living and the Religion of the People -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography
Approaching the prison as a creative environment and imprisoned officials as creative subjects in Ming China (1368-1644), Ying Zhang introduces important themes at the intersection of premodern Chinese religion, poetry, and visual and material culture. The Ming is known for its extraordinary cultural and economic accomplishments in the increasingly globalized early modern world. For scholars of Chinese religion and art, this era crystalizes the essential and enduring characteristics in these two spheres. Drawing on scholarship on Chinese philosophy, religion, aesthetics, poetry, music, and visual and material culture, Zhang illustrates how the prisoners understood their environment as creative and engaged it creatively. She then offers a literature survey on the characteristics of premodern Chinese religion and art that helps situate the questions of "creative environment" and "creative subject" within multiple fields of scholarship
Subject Prisoners as artists -- China -- History
Prisoners as authors -- China -- History
Art and religion -- China -- History
Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- History
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