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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 50

Poetry and Painting in Song China

The Subtle Art of Dissent

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674007826

Publication Date: 04/01/2002


440 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

44 halftones, 2 maps

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  • Maps and Figures
  • Dates of Chinese Dynasties and Selected Rulers
  • Maps
  • Introduction
  • A Millennium of XiaoXiang Laments
    • Sage-King Shun and His Faithful Wives
    • Qu Yuan
    • Song Yu
    • Jia Yi
    • Wang Yi
    • Yu Xin
    • ShenQuanqi
    • ZhangYue
    • Li Bo
    • Du Fu
    • Han Yu
    • Liu Zongyuan
  • A Defining Moment: Shenzong’s Reign (1067–85)
    • Early Song Political Culture
    • Emperor Shenzong Implements the New Policies
    • A Painting Celebrates New Beginnings (1072)
    • A Painting Admonishes the Emperor (1074)
    • The Case of the Loyal Official Song Di
    • The Luoyang Exiles
    • The Crow Terrace Poetry Trial (1079)
  • Infusing Painting with Poetry
    • The Importance of Du Fu
    • Encoding Poetry
    • Song Di’s Creation of the Eight Views of XiaoXiang
    • Literary Characteristics of the Eight Views of XiaoXiang Titles
  • Exile, Return, and Dissonance
    • Unjust Exile: Wild Geese Descend
    • Reprieve: A Sail Returns
    • Mountain Markets and Du Fu’s Autumn Day in Kui Prefecture
  • Confronting Melancholy: Evening, Night, and Autumn
    • River and Sky, Evening Snow
    • Autumn Moon over Dongting
    • Night Rain on Xiaoxiang
    • Evening Bellfrom a Mist-Shrouded Temple
    • Fishing Village in Evening Glow
    • Tree Leaves Fall
    • Level-Distance Landscapes
  • Su Shi and Wang Shen: Misty River, Layered Peaks
    • Su Shi Encodes a Poem
    • Wang Shen Rhymes a Response
    • Su Shi Writes After Drinking
    • Wang Shen Responds with Thanks
    • Misty River, Layered Peaks, Attributed to Wang Shen
    • A Manuscript of the Pour Poems
  • Huang Tingjian’s Laments
    • Career and Political Exiles
    • Wind in the Pines (1102)
    • Calligraphy
    • Monk Zhongren’s Painted Plums (1104)
  • Proclaiming Harmony: The Court’s Visual Rhetoric
    • Huizong’s Ascension
    • Paintings Proclaiming Harmony
    • Era of Peace and Order
    • Writing for the Emperor: Guo Si and Han Zhuo
  • Wang Hong’s Eight Views of XiaoXiang
    • The Chan Monk Juefan Huihong
    • Wang Hong Paints Like a Poet
    • Audience
  • New Uses of the Past
    • Dream Journey over XiaoXiang
    • Ma Yuan and the Eight Views of XiaoXiang
    • Ma Yuan and Zhang Zi’s Poetry Gathering
    • A Succession Crisis, a Banishment, and Spurious Learning
    • “Seventh Month” from the Odes of Bin
    • The Buddhist Monks Muqi and Yujian
  • Epilogue
  • Appendixes
    • Du Fu Texts and Translations
    • SuShi’s and Wang Shen’s Matching of Du Fu’s Rhymes
    • Huang Tingjian’s Matching of Du Fu’s Rhymes
    • Eight Views of XiaoXiang Poetry by Buddhist Monks
  • Reference Matter
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Character List
  • Index

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