New Book | Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges

Posted in books by Editor on October 15, 2015

From Getty Publications:

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Ning Ding, eds., Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2015), 320 pages, ISBN 978-1606064573, $55.

9781606064573_grandeQing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West examines how the contact between China and Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries transformed the arts on both sides of the East-West divide. The essays in the volume reveal the extent to which images, artifacts, and natural specimens were traded and copied, and how these materials inflected both cultures’ visions of novelty and pleasure, battle and power, and ways of seeing and representing. Artists and craftspeople on both continents borrowed and adapted forms, techniques, and modes of representation, producing deliberate, meaningful, and complex new creations. By considering this reciprocity from both Eastern and Western perspectives, Qing Encounters offers a new and nuanced understanding of this critical period.

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu is professor of art history and museum studies and director of graduate studies in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University. Ning Ding is professor of art history and theory and vice-dean at the School of Arts, Peking University.

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Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Ning Ding, Introduction

Part I: Collection and Display
• Richard Vinograd, Hybrid Space of Encounter in the Qing Era
• Anna Grasskamp, Frames of Appropriation: Foreign Artifacts on Display in Early Modern Europe and China
• Kristel Smentek, Global Circulations, Local Transformations: Objects and Cultural Encounter in the Eighteenth Century
• Mei-Mei Rado, Encountering Magnificence: European Silks at the Qing Court during the Eighteenth Century

Part II: Knowledge and Information Exchange between China and the West
• John Finlay, Henry Bertin and the Commerce in Images between France and China in the Eighteenth Century
• Che-Bing Chiu, Vegetal Travel: Western-European Plants in the Garden of the Emperor of China
• Yuen Lai Winnie Chan, Nineteenth-Century Canton Gardens and East-West Plant Trade
• Marcia Reed, Imperial Impressions: The Qianlong Emperor’s Print Suites

Part III: Modes and Meaning of (Adopted) Techniques of Representation
• Yue Zhuang, Hatching in the Void: Ritual and Order in Bishu Shanzhuang Shi and Matteo Ripa’s View of Jehol
• Ya-Chen Ma, War and Empire: Images of Battle during the Qianlong Reign
• Kristina Kleutgehn, From Science to Art: The Evolution of Linear Perspective in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Art
• Lihong Liu, Shadows in Chinese Art: An Intercultural Perspective

Part IV: Chinoiserie, Européenerie, Hybridity
• Yeewan Koon, Narrating the City: Pu Qua and the Depiction of Street Life in Canton
• Greg M. Thomas, Chinoiserie and Intercultural Dialogue at Brighton Pavilion
• Stacey Sloboda, Surface Contact: Decoration in the Chinese Taste
• Jennifer Milam, Betwixt and Between: ‘Chinese Taste’ in Peter the Great’s Russia

Biographical Notes on Contributors
Illustration Credits

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