Antiquarianism and Intellectual Life in Europe and China, by Peter N. Miller, Francois Louis

By Peter N. Miller, Francois Louis

This e-book is a undertaking in comparative background, yet alongside certain axes, one historic and the opposite historiographical. Its objective is to constructively juxtapose the early sleek ecu and chinese language methods to historic learn which have been referred to as "antiquarian." As an workout in old restoration, the essays during this quantity amass new information regarding the variety of antiquarian-type scholarship at the earlier, on nature, and on peoples undertaken at both finish of the Eurasian landmass among 1500 and 1800. As a historiographical venture, the booklet demanding situations the received---and frequently greatly lower than conceptualized---use of the time period "antiquarian" in either eu and chinese language contexts. Readers won't merely study extra in regards to the diversity of eu and chinese language scholarship at the past---and particularly the cloth past---but they're going to even be capable of combine the various historiographical observations and corrections into new methods of conceiving of the heritage of ancient scholarship in Europe because the Renaissance, and to mirror at the effect of those ecu phrases on chinese language ways to the chinese language prior. This comparability is a two-way road, with the ecu culture clarified via wisdom of chinese language practices, and chinese language ways higher understood whilst put along the eu ones.

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13. Qianshen Bai, Fu Shan’s World: The Transformation of Chinese Calligraphy in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Asia Center, 2003), 172. 14. , Through the Prism of the Past: Antiquarian Trends in Chinese Art of the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century (Taipei: Guoli gugong bowuguan, 2003); Craig Clunas, Empire of Great Brightness: Visual and Material Cultures of Ming China 1366–­1644 (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007), 112–­59. 15. Benjamin A. Elman, From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China, 2nd rev.

Leibniz korrespondiert mit China (Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann, 1990), 55. 22 Antiquarianism and Intellectual Life in Europe and China 19. Those dissatisfied with the limited historical utility of Said’s Orientalism (New York: Random House, 1978) can now turn to Robert Irwin’s broad survey of Western oriental studies, For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and Their Enemies (London: Allen Lane, 2006), and Suzanne Marchand’s comprehensive study of German oriental scholarship, German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Religion, Race, and Scholarship (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

12. François Louis, “Cauldrons and Mirrors of Yore: Tang Perceptions of Archaic Bronzes,” Zurich Studies in the History of Art 13, no. 14 (2006/2007): 202–­35. 13. Qianshen Bai, Fu Shan’s World: The Transformation of Chinese Calligraphy in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Asia Center, 2003), 172. 14. , Through the Prism of the Past: Antiquarian Trends in Chinese Art of the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century (Taipei: Guoli gugong bowuguan, 2003); Craig Clunas, Empire of Great Brightness: Visual and Material Cultures of Ming China 1366–­1644 (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007), 112–­59.

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