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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (1): 1–53.
Published: 01 April 2022
... also demonstrate that especially in the Warring States and early imperial periods, painted coloration on bronzes took off in diversely rich and compelling ways. This article highlights the various modes and techniques of painting bronze in early China, and offers several hypotheses as to why...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (2): 181–219.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Hobsbawm's insight, a kind of “invented tradition,” a fictional history of practice and artifact that runs as some thought it ought to have, rather than as it did. By looking into all the three major components of forgeries in early modern China that are referenced throughout Zhang Taijie's catalog—(1...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 10. Unknown artist, Sutra Cover , China, sixteenth–early seventeenth century. Sutra cover; twill damask with dragon, phoenix, and cloud; 36.3 × 12.8 cm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1940-4-245. Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund from the Carl Schuster Collection, 1940. Photograph More
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Published: 01 October 2017
44. Octagonal Cup with Dragon Handles , China, late Ming (1368–1644) to early Qing (1644–1911) dynasty, seventeenth century. Gilt bronze, H. to handles 8.3 cm, H. to rim 6.4 cm, Diam. of rim 9.2 cm, Diam. of foot 4.8 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017.20. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art More
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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 20. Tiger sculpture, Spring and Autumn period, 770–481 bce . Looted in the early 1990s from Dabuzishan, Lixian, Gansu province, and sold abroad, then returned to China in 2015. Hammered gold applied to a wooden core with red paint, l. 41 cm. Reproduced by permission of Cultural Relics More
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Florina H. Capistrano-Baker Abstract The commercial success of American merchant houses in Canton (present-day Guangzhou, China) and Manila (Philippines) brought extraordinary wealth to New England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, along with sophisticated tastes for Asian...
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Archives of Asian Art (2023) 73 (2): 145–199.
Published: 01 October 2023
... the early work by this famous studio and early Chinese photography of place, focusing on a city that stood at the center of struggles over China's political and economic survival. As such, this collection offers exceptional terrain to explore relations of photography to place, identity, and power...
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Archives of Asian Art (2023) 73 (2): 79–106.
Published: 01 October 2023
... function as containers. That gives rise to a second issue: why were they made and how were they used? Finally, hunping feature the largest number of early Buddhist images (before mid-fourth c.) produced in China. The great number of Buddha-like figures placed in tombs—a space embodying the dark realm...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Historiography of Chinese art Maurice Paléologue Guocui xuebao Zhongguo meishu national essence plagiarism In the early twentieth century, “Chinese art” as a category for classifying a variety of objects produced in China was still a fluid and contested idea. This article explores how that category...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 67–86.
Published: 01 April 2018
... adapted it to serve a wide variety of ends. Copyright © 2018 Asia Society 2018 que Chang'an immortality funerary tower palace tomb power The development of walled cities was a central aspect of the consolidation of state power in early China, and the architectural structures of walled...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Liangfu, “Xi Wa hede shuo,” 177 . 39. Tseng, Picturing Heaven in Early China , 279–86 ; Wang Xiaodun, Yuanshi xinyang he Zhongguo gushen , 108 ; Lu Sixian, Shenhua kaogu , 206 . 40. Liji , juan 24.471. 41. The picture was carved on the west wall of Stone Chamber 3 of the Wu...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of Śubhākarasiṁha.” Śubhākarasiṁha can certainly be associated with the introduction of early Yoga Tantra practices in China, yet it is clear in this context that what is being referred to is part of basic Mahāyāna practice, along with taking refuge, offering reverence, respecting teachers, and the like. 17...
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Archives of Asian Art (2023) 73 (1): 25–54.
Published: 01 April 2023
... enhanced ability to absorb qi , and therefore with the bird's long-lived nature. See Van Gulik, Gibbon in China , 38 . Edward H. Schafer also discusses the crane's Daoist associations in his essay “Cranes of Mao Shan.” For further discussion of the cultural history of the crane in ancient and early...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Ellen Huang Abstract This article examines the phenomenon of yaobian 窯變, or kiln transformations, in late imperial and early modern China as material epistemology and material practice. By providing a genealogical analysis of documentations of yaobian in late imperial texts spanning the twelfth...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 73–101.
Published: 01 April 2019
... thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, with attention given to the aesthetic, political, and social nostalgia of the Song-Yuan transition, which continues to flavor the reception of these images down to the present day. Figure 24. Anonymous painter, Dwarf Night-Blooming Magnolia , China, 960–1276...
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Archives of Asian Art (2023) 73 (2): 201–232.
Published: 01 October 2023
... correlate the issue of format metamorphosis with the increasing ekphrasis in the painting treatises and catalogs compiled in early-modern and modern China to understand image, format, and discourse in a trilateral framework. Figure 4. Cloudy Peaks and The Landscape in the Manner of Dong Yuan...
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Published: 01 October 2018
Attributed to Zhao Mengfu (Chinese, 1254–1322), Scholar beneath Pines on Riverbank , China, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), early fourteenth century. Ink and colors on silk, 100.97 × 48.58 cm. Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2017.97. The Suzanne S. Roberts Fund for Asian Art. More
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Published: 01 October 2017
15. Sun Junze (Chinese, active 14th c.), Landscape with Buildings , China, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), early fourteenth century. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, 185.2 × 112.4 cm. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2016.4. Gift of Sarah Cahill, in memory More
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Archives of Asian Art (2001) 52 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Tseng Hsien-ch'i and Edwards, Richard. James, Jean M. Some Iconographic Problems in Early Daoist-Buddhist Ellentuck, Tamar, and Winter, John. See Winter, John, and Ellentuck, Sculptures in China, vol. 42 (1989), pp. 71-76; Is It Really a Dragon...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 95–120.
Published: 01 April 2007
... in early China, by the mid-sixteenth century, as shattered trunk, gnarled and twisted branches, had long Alison Hardie has rightly noted, topiary works were ap- symbolized old age. Its ability to live long and remain preciated by literati and had become common features evergreen had made it the emblem...