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By Paula M. Varsano

ISBN-10: 1438463022

ISBN-13: 9781438463025

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ISBN-13: 9781438463032

Considers the position of hiddenness within the heritage of cultural creation in premodern China.This quantity brings jointly fourteen essays that discover the function of hiddenness—as either an item and a method of representation—in the heritage of cultural construction in China from the Warring States interval (403–221 BCE) to the top of the Qing Dynasty (1911) and past. The rhetorical use of varied different types of hiddenness makes its visual appeal in literary, political, philosophical, and non secular writings, in addition to within the visible arts. operating in fields as disparate as conventional chinese language literature, faith, philosophy, background, medication, and paintings, the individuals try to signify one of many basic signifying practices in conventional chinese language cultural construction. within the procedure, they not just demonstrate in a different way imprecise styles connecting longstanding social, political, aesthetic, and epistemological practices, but additionally give a contribution to ongoing discussions—well past the sphere of China studies—regarding the illustration and communicability of information, in addition to the practices controlling its dissemination.

Paula M. Varsano is affiliate Professor of chinese language on the college of California, Berkeley and the writer of Tracking the Banished Immortal: The Poetry of Li Bo and Its severe Reception.

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