Fu Shan's World: The Transformation of Chinese Calligraphy in the Seventeenth Century (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

4.5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780674010925: Fu Shan's World: The Transformation of Chinese Calligraphy in the Seventeenth Century (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

For 1,300 years, Chinese calligraphy was based on the elegant art of Wang Xizhi (A.D. 303-361). But the seventeenth-century emergence of a style modeled on the rough, broken epigraphs of ancient bronzes and stone artifacts brought a revolution in calligraphic taste. By the eighteenth century, this led to the formation of the stele school of calligraphy, which continues to shape Chinese calligraphy today.

A dominant force in this school was the eminent calligrapher and art theorist Fu Shan (1607-1685). Because his work spans the late Ming-early Qing divide, it is an ideal prism through which to view the transformation in calligraphy.

Rather than seek a single explanation for the change in calligraphic taste, the author demonstrates and analyzes the heterogeneity of the cultural, social, and political processes behind it. Among other subjects, the book covers the late Ming interaction between high and low culture; the role of publishing; the Ming loyalist response to the Qing; and early Qing changes in intellectual discourse. In addition to the usual approach of art historians, it adopts the theoretical perspectives of such fields as material culture, print culture, and social and intellectual history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Qianshen Bai is Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Art, Boston University.

Review:

Calligraphy has long been considered the pinnacle of Asian art. Bai examines a particular period in the development of Chinese calligraphy: the transitional period between the Ming and Qing dynasties...[His] book is a delight to read, accessible yet full of colorful detail. Bai brings academic rigor to the subject, yet delivers the information in a way both suspenseful and intriguing. He shows himself to be not only a fine scholar but also a terrific writer. (S. Skaggs Choice 2003-12-01)

This is an ambitious and wide-ranging book. Qianshen Bai endeavors to construct the historical circumstances under which the scholar-artist Fu Shan (1607-1684) contributed to dramatic changes in the practice of calligraphy during the late seventeenth century...There is much to be learned in the densely argued pages of this book. By analyzing the craft of Fu's calligraphy, Bai generously shares his own expertise as a calligrapher, which doubtless aided his comprehension of Fu Shan's famously difficult writing. (Anne Burkus-Chasson China Review International)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bai, Qianshen
Published by Harvard Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Univ Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2361291

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Qianshen Bai
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. For 1,300 years, Chinese calligraphy was based on the elegant art of Wang Xizhi (AD303-361). But the 17th-century emergence of a style modelled on the rough, broken epigraphs of ancient bronzes and stone artifacts brought a revolution in calligraphic taste. By the 18th century, this led to the formation of the stele school of calligraphy, which continues to shape Chinese calligraphy today. A dominant force in this school was the eminent calligrapher and art theorist Fu Shan (1607-1685). Because his work spans the late Ming-early Qing divide, it is an ideal prism through which to view the transformation in calligraphy. Rather than seek a single explanation for the change in calligraphic taste, the author demonstrates and analyzes the heterogeneity of the cultural, social and political processes behind it. Among other subjects, the book covers late Ming interaction between high and low culture; the role of publishing, the Ming loyalist response to the Qing; and early Qing changes in intellectual discourse. In addition to the usual approach of art historians, it adopts the theoretical perspectives of such fields as material culture, print culture, and social and intellectual history. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780674010925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Qianshen Bai
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. For 1,300 years, Chinese calligraphy was based on the elegant art of Wang Xizhi (AD303-361). But the 17th-century emergence of a style modelled on the rough, broken epigraphs of ancient bronzes and stone artifacts brought a revolution in calligraphic taste. By the 18th century, this led to the formation of the stele school of calligraphy, which continues to shape Chinese calligraphy today. A dominant force in this school was the eminent calligrapher and art theorist Fu Shan (1607-1685). Because his work spans the late Ming-early Qing divide, it is an ideal prism through which to view the transformation in calligraphy. Rather than seek a single explanation for the change in calligraphic taste, the author demonstrates and analyzes the heterogeneity of the cultural, social and political processes behind it. Among other subjects, the book covers late Ming interaction between high and low culture; the role of publishing, the Ming loyalist response to the Qing; and early Qing changes in intellectual discourse. In addition to the usual approach of art historians, it adopts the theoretical perspectives of such fields as material culture, print culture, and social and intellectual history. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780674010925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bai, Qianshen
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TH-9780674010925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Qianshen Bai
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0674010922

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Qianshen Bai
Published by Harvard University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2003. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WH-9780674010925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Qianshen Bai
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. For 1,300 years, Chinese calligraphy was based on the elegant art of Wang Xizhi (AD303-361). But the 17th-century emergence of a style modelled on the rough, broken epigraphs of ancient bronzes and stone artifacts brought a revolution in calligraphic taste. By the 18th century, this led to the formation of the stele school of calligraphy, which continues to shape Chinese calligraphy today. A dominant force in this school was the eminent calligrapher and art theorist Fu Shan (1607-1685). Because his work spans the late Ming-early Qing divide, it is an ideal prism through which to view the transformation in calligraphy. Rather than seek a single explanation for the change in calligraphic taste, the author demonstrates and analyzes the heterogeneity of the cultural, social and political processes behind it. Among other subjects, the book covers late Ming interaction between high and low culture; the role of publishing, the Ming loyalist response to the Qing; and early Qing changes in intellectual discourse. In addition to the usual approach of art historians, it adopts the theoretical perspectives of such fields as material culture, print culture, and social and intellectual history. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780674010925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Qianshen Bai
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780674010925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Qianshen Bai
Published by Harvard University Asia Center (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Asia Center, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0674010922

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Qianshen Bai
Published by Harvard University Asia Center (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674010922 ISBN 13: 9780674010925
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Asia Center, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0674010922

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book