The Resonance of the Qin in East Asian Art. Stephen Addiss, Mitchell Clark, Kenneth DeWorskin.

The Resonance of the Qin in East Asian Art

China Institute In America. Softcover. 8.5 x 11", 144 pp., 40 color and 30 b/w illustrations, paper, New York, 1999. Item #10981
ISBN: 0965427021

The Resonance of Qin in East Asian Art explores the rich cultural resonance of the qin ("chin"), a stringed instrument whose 2,000-year history in East Asia is traced in the almost 40 paintings, sculptures, drawings, woodblock prints, and domestic and scholar's objects inspired by its forms. This exhibition examines the qin's varying roles in East Asian cultures, and reveals how its unique aesthetic became associated with scholarly ideals and the pursuit of enlightenment.

The catalogue features essays on the qin in China and Japan by Stephen Addiss, guest curator of the exhibition, an essay on the qin in Korea and Vietnam by Mitchell Clark, as well as an essay on the qin in early China by Kenneth DeWorskin.

READ about this exhibition .

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