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The Resource Design by the book : Chinese ritual objects and the Sanli tu, François Louis

Design by the book : Chinese ritual objects and the Sanli tu, François Louis

Label
Design by the book : Chinese ritual objects and the Sanli tu
Title
Design by the book
Title remainder
Chinese ritual objects and the Sanli tu
Statement of responsibility
François Louis
Title variation
Chinese ritual objects and the Sanli tu
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, China's classical antiquity is often studied through recovered artifacts, but before this practice became widespread, scholars instead reconstructed the distant past through classical texts and transmitted illustrations. Among the most important illustrated commentaries was the Sanli tu, or Illustrations to the Ritual Classics, whose origins are said to date back to the great commentator Zheng Xuan. Design by the Book, which accompanies an exhibition at Bard Graduate Center Gallery, discusses the history and cultural significance of the Sanli tu in medieval China. The Sanli tu survives in a version produced around 960 by Nie Chongyi, a professor at the court of the Later Zhou (951-960) and Northern Song (960-1127) dynasties. It is now mostly remembered--if at all--for its controversial entries and as a quaint predecessor of the more empirical antiquarian scholarship produced since the mid-eleventh century. But such criticism hides the fact that the book remained a standard resource for more than 150 years, playing a crucial role in the Song dynasty's perception of ancient ritual and construction of a Confucian state cult. Richly illustrated, Design by the Book brings renewed focus to one of China's most fascinating medieval works" --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951/.024
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS741.65.N543
  • DS741.65.N543
LC item number
  • L68 2017
  • L68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Design by the book : Chinese ritual objects and the Sanli tu, François Louis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Sanli tu in Medieval China: A Cultural Biography -- Politics and Confucian Ritual in the 950s -- Redesigning the State Ritual Paraphernalia and Compiling the Sanli tu -- Tang Remains -- Didactics and Dynastic Propaganda -- Revisions and Early Antiquarianism -- Rejection, Preservation, Ambivalence -- Part II. Ritual Objects in the Exhibition
Control code
944087189
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781941792100
Lccn
2016027706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)944087189
Label
Design by the book : Chinese ritual objects and the Sanli tu, François Louis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Sanli tu in Medieval China: A Cultural Biography -- Politics and Confucian Ritual in the 950s -- Redesigning the State Ritual Paraphernalia and Compiling the Sanli tu -- Tang Remains -- Didactics and Dynastic Propaganda -- Revisions and Early Antiquarianism -- Rejection, Preservation, Ambivalence -- Part II. Ritual Objects in the Exhibition
Control code
944087189
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781941792100
Lccn
2016027706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)944087189

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