publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Porous Privacy: The Literati Studio and Spatiality in Song China

Zhang, Yunshuang;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
My dissertation examines the distinctive significance of the studio during the Song dynasty (960–1279) through its various literary and visual representations. Simply speaking, the studio was an enclosed site specifically used for reading, writing, and art creation. Pre-Song texts have records of a few early examples of studio sites in China. However, it was during the Song dynasty that the studio became a prominent cultural space for literati. The studio became both an object of scholarly representation and the medium through which the literatus’ everyday practices were effected. In this way, the studio served as a medium for the reproduction of literati cultur...
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free text keywords: Asian literature, Art history, Asian studies, Literati, Privacy, Song dynasty, Space, Studio
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