Dimensions of Originality: Essays on Seventeenth-century Chinese Art Theory and Criticism

By: Burnett, Katharine P.

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Dimensions of Originality investigates the issue of conceptual originality in seventeenth-century art criticism, a period in which China dynamically reinvented itself. The term which was called upon to indicate conceptual originality more than any other was qi, literally, "different"; but secondarily, "odd," like a number and, by extension, "the novel" and "extraordinary." Burnett speculates on why many have dismissed originality as a "traditional Chinese" value, and the ramifications this has had on understanding. She further demonstrates that a study of key terms can reveal social and cultural values, and provides a linear history of the increase in use of qi as "originality" through the seventeenth centuries.

Title: Dimensions of Originality: Essays on Seventeenth-century Chinese Art Theory and Criticism

Author Name: Burnett, Katharine P.

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Publisher: The Chinese University of Hong K: 2013-01-01

ISBN Number: 9629964562

ISBN Number 13: 9789629964566

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M9629964562Z2