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Master of the Lotus Garden

Author : Fangyu Wang
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Bada Shanren created one of the most compelling and distinctive bodies of graphic art in the history of Chinese culture. A prince of the Ming imperial family, he became a Buddhist monk after the Manchu invasion of China led to the collapse of the Ming dynasty. Thirty years later, when the turmoil of the conquest had passed, he returned to secular life as a painter, poet, and calligrapher. Although portrayed by his contemporaries as a mad eccentric, his art reveals a rational genius, and evidence suggests that he feigned madness to conceal his inner emotions. Despite his enigmatic character, he has had a profound influence on later generations of Chinese artists, especially those of the 20th century.

Vajra Garland and the Lotus Garden

Author : Yeshe Gyamtso
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The two biographies translated here are treasures revealed by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, who was an emanation of the translator Vairochana, the subject of the second of the two biographies. Vairochana was a disciple of Guru Padmasambhava, the subject of the first biography. The purpose of these biographies is to inspire readers to vividly imagine the deeds of Guru Rinpoche and Vairochana, so they can appreciate those deeds and understand something of what such beings are. These stories are of people utterly unlike us in one sense and identical to us in another. However, because we have as yet not freed our potential from the limitations imposed on it by ignorance, our present state is very different from their present state. At the same time, seeing how extraordinary that achievement is can remind us that we have not yet realized our full potential. Therefore these stories are both uplifting and humbling.

The Puppet Master

Author : Ian Gosling
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Architecture of Mughal India

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Traces the development and spread of architecture under the Mughal emperors who ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early-16th to the mid-19th centuries. The book considers the entire scope of architecture built under the auspices of the imperial Mughals and their subjects.

The Century of Tung Ch i ch ang 1555 1636

Author : Wai-kam Ho
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Harmony Garden

Author : J. D. Schmidt
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This is the first complete study of China's most popular eighteenth-century poet in any Western language. The work consists of a detailed biography, a study of Yuan's revolutionary reinterpretation of Chinese literary theory, and an analysis of his many contributions to the more original genres of Qing-dynasty (1644-1911) poetry such as narrative, historical, didactic, eccentric, and nature verse. The study is concluded by a generous and representative sampling of Yuan's poetry in translation, the first to do justice to the wide variety and richness of his oeuvre. Although many shorter poems are selected, this is the first translation to include his outstanding longer poetry. Harmony Garden will completely revise current attitudes in the west concerning classical Chines literature during the eighteenth century, a period that was long viewed as one of decline, but now appears to equal the golden ages of antiquity.

China Into Film

Author : Jerome Silbergeld
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Since 1984, Chinese cinema has been the most dramatic entry onto the international film scene. China into Film is the first book to look at contemporary Chinese cinema as a visual art and to illustrate the ways in which it has been shaped by centuries of Chinese tradition. Jerome Silbergeld looks at the significance of gender roles, the strategies of film-makers in coping with state censorship, the translation of novels into films, the continuing attachment of film-makers to melodrama, and cinematic critiques of Maoism and post-Maoist culture. Abundantly illustrated with Chinese paintings as well as scenes from such internationally acclaimed films as Yellow Earth, Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern and Farewell My Concubine, China into Film reveals a cinematic form at once excitingly new and deeply imbedded in traditional Chinese visual culture.

Masters of Mahamudra

Author : Abhayadatta
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In Tibetan Buddhism, Mahamudra represents a perfected level of meditative realization: it is the inseparable union of wisdom and compassion, of emptiness and skillful means. These eighty-four masters, some historical, some archetypal, accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers; Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them. Through many years of study, Keith Dowman has collected and translated their songs of realization and the legends about them. In consultation with contemporary teachers, he gives a commentary on each of the Great Adepts and culls from available resources what we can know of their history. Dowman's extensive Introduction traces the development of tantra and discusses the key concepts of the Mahamudra. In a lively and illuminating style, he unfolds the deeper understandings of mind that the texts encode. His treatment of the many parallels to contemporary psychology and experience makes a valualbe contribution to our understanding of human nature.

Visual Communication and Social Identity in Woodblock printed Letter Papers of the Late Ming Dynasty

Author : Suzanne E. Wright
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Arts of Asia

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A Different Side of Bada Shanren

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Tamkang Review

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A quarterly of comparative studies of Chinese and foreign literatures.

Chinese Art in the Cincinnati Art Museum

Author : Ellen B. Avril
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Beautifully illustrated throughout, this volume presents Chinese art from the Neolithic period through the Qing dynasty. It surveys the Cincinnati Art Museum's important collection of Chinese bronzes, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and decorative arts. The collection is noted for its superb Shang bronzes and Buddhist sculpture, fine ceramics, and masterworks by such painters as Ma Yuan, Liu Yuan, Qian Xuan, Wang Jian, and Badashanren. Organized by medium and including significant recent acquisitions, the 100 works of art are individually illustrated and discussed in light of recent research.

Mandate of Heaven

Author : Richard M. Barnhart
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Archives of Asian Art

Author : Asia Society
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The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Whitaker s Book List

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Kaikodo Journal

Author : Kaikodo (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)
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The Connoisseur

Author : J. T. Herbert Baily
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