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Author Murray, Julia K. (Art historian)

Title Mirror of morality : Chinese narrative illustration and Confucian ideology / Julia K. Murray.

Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.951 MURR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 194 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 x 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-183) and index.
Contents Introduction : the social status of narrative illustration in China -- Ch. 1. Redrawing the concept of Chinese narrative illustration -- Ch. 2. Early narrative illustration and moral suasion -- Ch. 3. New strategies for narrative illustration in the post-Han period -- Ch. 4. Institutionalizing narrative illustration under the Tang dynasty -- Ch. 5. Turning points and competing values -- Ch. 6. Later narrative illustration at court : legitimation, remonstrance, and indoctrination -- Ch. 7. Later narrative illustration outside the court : persuasion, pleasure, prestige, and piety -- Ch. 8. Epilogue.
Summary "Mirror of Morality takes an interdisciplinary look at an important form of pictorial art produced during two millennia of Chinese imperial rule. Ideas about individual morality and state ideology were based on the ancient teachings of Confucius with modifications by later interpreters and government institutions. Throughout the imperial period, members of the elite made; sponsored, and inscribed or used illustrations of themes taken from history, literature, and recent events to promote desired conduct among various social groups. This dimension of Chinese art history has never before been broadly covered or investigated in historical context."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Narrative painting, Chinese.
Art and morals -- China.
Art -- Political aspects -- China.
Standard Number 9780824830014
ISBN 0824830016 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780824830014 (hardcover : alk. paper)