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Description - Empire of Great Brightness by Craig Clunas

This is an innovative and accessible history of a high point in Chinese culture, explored through the riches of its images and objects. The book is not a simple emporer-by-emperor history, it instead introduces the reader to themes that provide stimulating and original points of entry to the culture of China: to ideas of motion and rest; to the position occupied by writing and objects featuring writing; to ideas about pleasure; and about violence and ageing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861893314
ISBN-10: 1861893310
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 190mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Craig Clunas

Craig Clunas is Professor of History of Art at the University of Oxford, and the author of Superfluous Things (1991), Fruitful Sites: Garden Culture in Ming Dynasty China (Reaktion, 1996), Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China (Reaktion, 1997), Art in China (1997) and Elegant Debts: The Social Art of Wen Zhengming (Reaktion, 2004).

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