Drawing Boundaries: Architectural Images in Qing China

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University of Hawaii Press, 2004 - 210 頁
Qing China (1644-1912) witnessed a resurgence in architectural painting, a traditional subject category known as jiehua, or boundary painting. Drawing Boundaries concerns itself with the symbolic implications of this impressive and little studied reflorescence. Beginning with a concise and well-illustrated history of the evolution of the tradition, this exciting new study reveals how these images were deployed in the Manchu (Qing) imperial court to define political, social, or cultural boundaries. Characterized by grand conception and regal splendor, the paintings served to enhance the imperial authority of rulers and, to a segment of the elite, to advertise social status. Drawing Boundaries thus speaks to both issues of painting and architectural style and the discourse of powerful cultural forms. In addition to the analysis of how the style of image construction suggests these political and social motivations, the book identifies another aspect of traditional architectural representation unique to the Qing: the use of architectural representation to render form and space. Anita Chung makes the fascinating observation that these renderings create an overwhelming sense of being th
 

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Introduction
1
The Jiehua Tradition
9
Patrons and Painters
45
The Qing Imperial Domains Court Representations I
75
The Idealized Scheme Court Representations II
101
Moving Gardens Yangzhou Representations I
121
Transmitting History and Myth Yangzhou Representations II
133
Conclusion
155
Notes
163
Glossary
183
Bibliography
189
Index
201
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Anita Chung is Mellon Research Fellow in Chinese Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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