The upright brush : Yan Zhenqing's calligraphy and Song literati politics /

In the history of Chinese calligraphy, few are more famous than the eighth-century statesman Yan Zhenqing (709-785). His style is still taught today as a standard, and Chinese bookstores the world over stock inexpensive reproductions of his works for sale as copybooks. Yet Yan's style cannot be...

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Author / Creator: McNair, Amy (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Yan, Zhenqing, 709-785.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 1998.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Politics of Calligraphy
  • 2. Yan Zhenqing's Illustrious Background and Early Career
  • 3. "The Nest Tipped and the Eggs Overturned": The An 3. Lushan Rebellion
  • 4. Partisan Politics at the Postrebellion Court
  • 5. From Daoist Inscriptions to Daoist Immortal
  • 6. Buddhist Companions and Commemoration
  • 7. The Late Style of Yan Zhenqing
  • 8. Confucian Martyrdom
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author