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The Resource Empire of emptiness : Buddhist art and political authority in Qing China, Patricia Berger

Empire of emptiness : Buddhist art and political authority in Qing China, Patricia Berger

Label
Empire of emptiness : Buddhist art and political authority in Qing China
Title
Empire of emptiness
Title remainder
Buddhist art and political authority in Qing China
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Berger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imperial Manchu support and patronage of Buddhism, particularly in Mongolia and Tibet, has often been dismissed as cynical political manipulation. Empire of Emptiness questions this generalization by taking a fresh look at the huge outpouring of Buddhist painting, sculpture, and decorative arts Qing court artists produced for distribution throughout the empire. It examines some of the Buddhist underpinnings of the Qing view of rulership and shows just how central images were in the carefully reasoned rhetoric the court directed toward its Buddhist allies in inner Asia. The multilingual, culturally fluid Qing emperors put an extraordinary range of visual styles into practice--Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese, and even the European Baroque brought to the court by Jesuit artists. Their pictorial, sculptural, and architectural projects escape easy analysis and raise questions about the difference between verbal and pictorial description, the ways in which overt and covert meaning could be embedded in images through juxtaposition and collage, and the collection and criticism of paintings and calligraphy that were intended as supports for practice and not initially as works of art
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Patricia Ann
Dewey number
709/.51/0903
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N8193.C6
LC item number
B47 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist art
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art and state
  • Buddhism
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art and state
  • Art, Chinese
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist art
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • China
  • China
Label
Empire of emptiness : Buddhist art and political authority in Qing China, Patricia Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Like a cloudless sky -- When words collide -- Artful collecting -- Remembering the future -- Pious copies -- Resemblance and recognition
Control code
52859385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6686j0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52859385
Label
Empire of emptiness : Buddhist art and political authority in Qing China, Patricia Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Like a cloudless sky -- When words collide -- Artful collecting -- Remembering the future -- Pious copies -- Resemblance and recognition
Control code
52859385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6686j0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52859385

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