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9780520072855

Brushes With Power Modern Politics and the Chinese Art of Calligraphy

Brushes With Power Modern Politics and the Chinese Art of Calligraphy
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  • ISBN-13: 9780520072855
  • ISBN: 0520072855
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr on Demand

AUTHOR

Kraus, Richard C.

SUMMARY

"In Kraus's hands, the study of calligraphy becomes a metaphor for a much wider topic--the persistence of traditionalism in modern China. That traditionalism is obvious to anyone who has even a superficial knowledge of modern China; but it is vague and so diffuse that it is difficult to gain a satisfying intellectual comprehension of it. By focusing on a small aspect of that traditionalism--but an aspect with deep metaphoorical resonance--the author helps us to gain a more focused understanding of Chinese cultural life."--Richard Madsen, author ofMorality and Power in a Chinese VillageKraus, Richard C. is the author of 'Brushes With Power Modern Politics and the Chinese Art of Calligraphy', published 1991 under ISBN 9780520072855 and ISBN 0520072855.

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