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Archives of Asian Art (2023) 73 (2): 79–106.
Published: 01 October 2023
... structure and pictorial programs on hunping , this essay argues that they embody a binary structure comprising “heaven atop the axis mundi of Mount Kunlun” and the “underworld at the Yellow Springs.” In the third century, beliefs about “binary souls” changed. People in the south started to believe...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 April 2021
... elements of landscape and architecture. It is my contention that Lady Vaidehī—a female adept who actively engages with landscape—elicited new connections between artistic creativity and Pure Land soteriology. A binary between imprisonment and transcendence (as well as the fracturing of this binary...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (2): 119–149.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that indexes the artist's self, this work deploys diverse pictorial and literary tropes to construct multiple personae, enabling the viewer (including the artist) to shift among them. The scroll effects the viewer's movement from one subject position to another, undermining the binary of spectator...
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Archives of Asian Art (2005) 55 (1): 39–52.
Published: 01 April 2005
... that painting by leading scholars, now retired, should be suffi- just as in more recent Western art, Chinese "painters were cient to indicate the remarkable disparity of views regard- engaged in larger and more interesting projects than baring ing the former. their souls" (i.e., in more than "individual...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 143–187.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., Illuminated Life of the Great Yolmowa ) For Diderot and his colleagues . . . the painter's task was above all to reach the beholder's soul by way of his eyes. . . . [A] painting, it was claimed, had first to attract ( attirer, appeller ) and then to arrest ( arrêter ) and finally to enthrall ( attacher...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 51–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
...”; and, “By my last year of studying [1924] . . . Johnston had become the major part of my soul”; Puyi, From Emperor to Citizen , 109ff . Following the publication of Wode qian bansheng , Puyi’s homosexual tendencies and practice were asserted with prejudice in the otherwise careful review by Jerome Ch'en...
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