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Entangled Landscapes

RM120

Yue Zhuang & Andrea M Riemenschnitter (editors)
2017. NUS Press
Softcover, 23 cm x 15.5 cm, 340 pages
ISBN 9789814722582

Product Description

The exchange of landscape practice between China and Europe from 1500-1800 is an important chapter in art history. While the material forms of the outcome of this exchange, like jardin anglo-chinois and Européenerie, are well documented, this book moves further to examine the role of the exchange in identity formation in early modern China and Europe.

Proposing the new paradigm of “entangled landscapes”, drawing from the concept of “entangled histories”, this book looks at landscape design, cartography, literature, philosophy and material culture of the period. Challenging simplistic, binary treatments of the movements of “influences” between China and Europe, Entangled Landscapes reveals how landscape exchanges entailed complex processes of appropriation, crossover and transformation, through which Chinese and European identities were formed.

Exploring these complex processes via three themes—empire building, mediators’ constraints and aesthetic negotiations—this work breaks new ground in landscape and East-West studies. Interdisciplinary and revisionist in its thrust, it will also benefit scholars of history, human geography and postcolonial studies.

“The book launches us into grasping emergent, hybrid expressions of value and power, nature and society, through the entangled circulation of images.” — Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies, Duke University

About the editors: Yue Zhuang is senior lecturer in Chinese at the University of Exeter. Andrea M. Riemenschnitter is chair professor of Modern Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Zurich.

Additional Information

Weight 550 g
Dimensions 23 x 15.5 x 2 cm