Description : Professor Sullivan is a leading authority on the art of China, and has published a number of standard works on both traditional and modern Chinese art. These two volumes bring together for the first time his papers on the subject, and include a number of important studies on the related art of South-East Asia. The first volume concentrates on traditional Chinese art. In its long and relatively uninterrupted development over a period of two thousand years, Chinese art can only be compared with the art of ancient Egypt. The author gives a resume of the stages of this development in his first paper, and isolates certain recurrent themes and attitudes in the four studies that follow. Other papers deal with screen and scroll painting in the early period, and with the excavation of a T'ang emperor's tomb. The period of the Ming and Ch'ing emperors is also covered, leading up to the first contacts with Western art in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the work of European artists in China. The volume concludes with a number of Professor Sullivan's reviews of works by other scholars on Chinese art, and of exhibitions, and an appreciation of the work of Arthur Waley. There is a new preface and index, and the author has supplied additional notes to the original articles which draw attention to subsequent research. Contents: Preface The Heritage of Chinese Art Some Notes on the Social History of Chinese Art The Magic Mountain Fantastics and Eccentrics in Chinese Painting Pictorial Art and the Attitude toward Nature in Ancient China Notes on Early Chinese Screen Painting On Painting the Yun-t'ai-shan A Further Note on the Admonitions Scroll A Forgotten T'ang Master of Landscape Painting The Excavation of the Royal Tomb of Wang Chien The Night Market at Yang-ch'eng The Ch'ing Scholar-Painters and their World The Chinese Art of Water Printing, Shui-yin Art and Politics in Seventeenth-century China Some Possible Sources of European Influence on Late Ming and Early Ch'ing Painting The Chinese Response to Western Art Sandrart on Chinese Painting Chinnery the Portrait Painter The Barlow Collection of Chinese Bronzes, Jades and Ceramics Reviews of Books and Exhibitions Reaching Out Additional Notes Index.
Description : The development of Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan Studies in the West since World War II has been accompanied by a dramatic growth in the number of doctoral degrees awarded for research concerned with the countries and civilizations of East Asia. While some of these dissertations have been cited in various sources, until now no definitive reference guide has brought together in a classified, annotated, indexed, and up-to-date manner the entire body of thesis literature on China and Inner Asia written between 1976 and 1990. Included are more than 10,000 entries for dissertations in the humanities and the social sciences, law, medicine, theology, engineering, and other disciplines, with more than half of these works not cited in Dissertation Abstracts International. The entries are classified and grouped together in topical chapters, and the volume includes a detailed table of contents, thousands of cross-references, and three extensive indexes to facilitate use. Each entry includes considerable bibliographic information and a descriptive annotation. The volume also includes information on the availability of the dissertations from UMI, the British Library Document Supply Centre, and other sources worldwide.
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