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Publishing Chinese art: issues of cultural reproduction in China, 1905-1918

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This thesis is an enquiry into the conditions in which various understandings of the newly introduced but vaguely grasped Western notion of ‘art’ emerged and sustained themselves in the name of cultural reproduction in early twentieth-century China. This Western concept of art was translated into Chinese as ‘meishu’, a neologism originally coined in Japanese kanji, and regarded as the embodiment of the ‘national essence’. Through a close examination of five art-related publi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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