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The Politics of Reclusion: Painting and Power in Momoyama Japan (Softcover)
Brown, Kendall H.
7.0 x 10.0", 247 pp., 34 b/w illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography, index, paper, Honolulu, 1997. (o.p.; fine)
The Chinese themes of the Four Graybeards of Mt. Shang and the Seven Sages of the Bambook Grove figure prominently in the art of Momoyama-period Japan. This volume sets out to reconstruct the possible historical context for the interpretive reception and use of Chinese hermit themes within a specific period of Japanese art. By embedding the paintings within the context of politics, philosophy, religion, and even gender, this study restores the reflexive relations between the paintings and their culture, an as such, is one of the first extensive intellectual and social histories of Japanese in Western language.


Price $34.95
Item # 5761
ISBN 0824819136
University of Hawaii Press
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