Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Like Western aestherics, that of the Six Dynasties is often silent about the ethical, sociopolitical, and utilitarian. Yet it was precisely these factors that made its birth and rapid growth possible. In particular, the rise of an aristocratic literati culture after the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) was crucial. The evoluation of such a culture would more or less shape the trajectory of Six Dynasties aesthetics. For that reason, it seems useful to look at how aristocratic culture influenced the Wei-Jin, (Liu) Song, and Qi-Liang periods, especially as exemplified by works discussed in the ten essays assembled here. As I examine the common concerns and themes in these works, I will address the larger issue of aesthetic ideals for these periods and consider how those ideals may be traced to different philiosophical sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties
PublisherUniversity of Hawaii Press
Pages1-28
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780824827915
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Prolog
Six Dynasties
Aesthetics
Historical Overview
Ideal
Han Dynasty
Literati
Trajectory
Song
Rise

Cite this

CAI, Z. (2004). Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics. In Chinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties (pp. 1-28). University of Hawaii Press.
CAI, Zongqi. / Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics. Chinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties. University of Hawaii Press, 2004. pp. 1-28
@inbook{184d4484c83c4dacaaa2268617869af4,
title = "Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics",
abstract = "Like Western aestherics, that of the Six Dynasties is often silent about the ethical, sociopolitical, and utilitarian. Yet it was precisely these factors that made its birth and rapid growth possible. In particular, the rise of an aristocratic literati culture after the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) was crucial. The evoluation of such a culture would more or less shape the trajectory of Six Dynasties aesthetics. For that reason, it seems useful to look at how aristocratic culture influenced the Wei-Jin, (Liu) Song, and Qi-Liang periods, especially as exemplified by works discussed in the ten essays assembled here. As I examine the common concerns and themes in these works, I will address the larger issue of aesthetic ideals for these periods and consider how those ideals may be traced to different philiosophical sources.",
author = "Zongqi CAI",
year = "2004",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780824827915",
pages = "1--28",
booktitle = "Chinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties",
publisher = "University of Hawaii Press",
address = "United States",

}

CAI, Z 2004, Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics. in Chinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties. University of Hawaii Press, pp. 1-28.

Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics. / CAI, Zongqi.

Chinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties. University of Hawaii Press, 2004. p. 1-28.

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics

AU - CAI, Zongqi

PY - 2004/1/1

Y1 - 2004/1/1

N2 - Like Western aestherics, that of the Six Dynasties is often silent about the ethical, sociopolitical, and utilitarian. Yet it was precisely these factors that made its birth and rapid growth possible. In particular, the rise of an aristocratic literati culture after the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) was crucial. The evoluation of such a culture would more or less shape the trajectory of Six Dynasties aesthetics. For that reason, it seems useful to look at how aristocratic culture influenced the Wei-Jin, (Liu) Song, and Qi-Liang periods, especially as exemplified by works discussed in the ten essays assembled here. As I examine the common concerns and themes in these works, I will address the larger issue of aesthetic ideals for these periods and consider how those ideals may be traced to different philiosophical sources.

AB - Like Western aestherics, that of the Six Dynasties is often silent about the ethical, sociopolitical, and utilitarian. Yet it was precisely these factors that made its birth and rapid growth possible. In particular, the rise of an aristocratic literati culture after the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) was crucial. The evoluation of such a culture would more or less shape the trajectory of Six Dynasties aesthetics. For that reason, it seems useful to look at how aristocratic culture influenced the Wei-Jin, (Liu) Song, and Qi-Liang periods, especially as exemplified by works discussed in the ten essays assembled here. As I examine the common concerns and themes in these works, I will address the larger issue of aesthetic ideals for these periods and consider how those ideals may be traced to different philiosophical sources.

UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/240

M3 - Book Chapter

SN - 9780824827915

SP - 1

EP - 28

BT - Chinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties

PB - University of Hawaii Press

ER -

CAI Z. Prologue : a historical overview of Six Dynasties aesthetics. In Chinese aesthetics : the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties. University of Hawaii Press. 2004. p. 1-28