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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While many traditional and modern historians of Chinese art have focused on the production of literati art, Ebrey’s groundbreaking book seeks to redress this imbalance and considers Emperor Huizong’s contribution to visual culture of the Northern Song dynasty and beyond.
Contact Contact Us Help. Several Song-dynasty rulers practiced calligraphy, wrote poetry, and personally participated in literati social behavior—by organizing gatherings for viewing books and art, for example. The Collections of Emperor Huizong. Not uncommonly, imperial collecting is interpreted in modern scholarship as a dimension of statecraft, but Ebrey specifically examines it as a medium whereby emperors patronized the educated class and its values.
University of Washington Press, This bureaucrat obtained his prestigious position by demonstrating a mastery of the Chinese classics in the institutionalized civil service examination system.
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Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. View freely available titles: This is a magisterial undertaking. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The artistic cllections the scholar-official generated are now referred to in common academic parlance as “literati culture. 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.
Zhang Yanyuan ninth centuryone of the earliest historians of Chinese art, opened his magnus opus Lidai ming huaji. In lieu of an abstract, here zccumulating a brief excerpt of the content: 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. Book titles OR Journal titles. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. In institutional terms they patronized education by supporting Confucian learning and schools and implementing projects to collate and print books. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt collecions the content: It also emerges as the key used by this book for interpreting evidence on the influence of scholars on aristocratic collecting practices: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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Accumulating Culture. The Collections of Emperor Huizong
Ebrey has situated Emperor Huizong and his mega-collecting activities within this historical environment.
By transforming the civil-service examinations into the primary avenue for attaining positions in government, they established a means for huiznog the accomplishments of scholars; they also enhanced the power of the remonstrative offices, which were populated by members of this scholar-official class. Book titles OR Journal titles. A China Program Book.
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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. 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.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Three subsequent chapters evaluate surviving catalogs of the imperial collection; by considering how their content and form promoted the collecting ideals and cataloguing methods of scholars in different fields, Ebrey shows that these records were a means by which the court patronized literati.
Accumulating Culture demonstrates how Huizong used his collections to negotiate complex relationships with traditional aristocratic members at court while accommodating new constructions of culture.