Rhetorical Aesthetics: Twentieth-Century Chinese Arts in the Context of Culture

1st Edition

Wang Yichuan

Bridge 21, USA
Published April 30, 2017
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781626430402 - CAT# Y372375
Series: Bridge21 Publications

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Rhetorical Aesthetics approaches Chinese art and literature from a novel perspective with special interest and influence in Chinese theory since the 1990s. The author works out a practice of reading through fine literary, cinematic, and visual art examples. The monograph focuses on important literary texts from the 1950s onward, analyzes Zhang Yimou's acclaimed early films, and proposes how to understand that much vaunted and maligned of attributes: Chinese creativity. It surveys artistic production in ways that provide direct access to an entirely uncharted universe for those who cannot read Chinese.

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