ACCUMULATING CULTURE THE COLLECTIONS OF EMPEROR HUIZONG PDF
In Accumulating Culture, Patricia Ebrey, challenges traditional historiography on Emperor Huizong (r. –) of the Northern Song. She reassesses. Main Author: Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, Language(s): English. Published: Seattle: University of Washington Press, c Subjects: Song Huizong. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Accumulating Culture: The Collections of Emperor Huizong (review) | Zhang Yanyuan (ninth century), one of the earliest.
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Book titles OR Journal titles. Often relations between emperors and scholar-officials were antagonistic, yet some emperors, such as Wang Anshicourted reform-minded scholar-officials, vigorously endorsing their policies in efforts to advance both society and imperial authority.
Ebrey views these activities as emperorr overtly political than debating policies. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.
Chapters 7 and 8 analyze the Xuanhe shupu Xuanhe calligraphy catalog and Xuanhe huapu Xuanhe painting catalog respectively. Ebrey shows how in his partnership with the officials Huizong was making shrewd political calculations in his patronage of the arts. In institutional terms they patronized education by supporting Confucian learning and schools and implementing projects to collate and print books.
Accumulating Culture. The Collections of Emperor Huizong
The maintenance of social relationships seems like an unlikely catalyst for the large-scale collecting in which Huizong engaged, yet in the Northern Song, relationships between hhe emperor and his officials attained an unprecedented culturd of contention.
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These catalogues were not a mere inventory of positive data listing his possessions, but served to bring together traditional scholars, scholar-officials, and the emperor to empreor culture and inscribe it for perpetuity. Emperors had at their disposal a repertoire of cultural means to build the relationships necessary for a civil rather than a military power base.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: University of Washington Press, This is a magisterial undertaking. It also emerges as the key used by this book for interpreting evidence on the influence of scholars on aristocratic collecting practices: A China Program Book.
Contemporary scholarship argues that as the scholar-officials gained political power, they articulated their identity, not through wholesale replication of court culture, but through alternative artistic practices that were often defined against imperial production and were a means to challenge it.
Ebrey argues that Huizong amassed his enormous collection of objects as a means to forge social relationships and to announce his cultural authority and political leadership. The new scholar-official, while pledging loyalty to the emperor, also challenged him, and in so doing sought to reform government for the betterment of state and society. For example, members of opposing factions were brought together at cultural social events in the palace library, at private parties in his rarefied chambers, and at royal banquets, designed to replicate Zhou dynasty ceremonial dinners in his grand clarity edifice in order to view and discuss Huizong’s collection.
The Collections of Emperor Huizong. University of Washington Press, This bureaucrat obtained his prestigious cultuer by demonstrating a mastery of the Chinese classics in the institutionalized civil service examination system.
Zhang Yanyuan ninth centuryone of the earliest historians of Chinese art, opened his magnus opus Lidai ming huaji. View freely available titles: Celebrated painters of all the dynasties with the pronouncement that, “As for painting, it perfects the civilizing teachings of the Sages and helps to maintain social relationships.
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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. While Ebrey recognizes that at times relations were strained between Huizong and the scholar-officials, she argues that his catalogues and the For Ebrey, Emperor Huizong was not merely a collector—he was the definition of culture, a political agent who, in addition to consuming art objects, also actively commissioned catalogues of his collections.
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