The Eternal Present of the Past: Illustration, Theatre, and Reading in the Wanli Period, 1573-1619 (China Studies #12) (Hardcover)

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Drawing together illustration, theater, and literature, this study examines a late Ming conception of the stage as a mystical space for temporal conflation that allowed the past to be reborn in the present and to uphold the continuity of the cultural tradition.

About the Author


Li-Ling Hsiao, D.Phil (2002) in Art and Literature, University of Oxford, is Asssistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has published extensively on the book illustration and theater of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century China.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004156432
ISBN-10: 9004156437
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: May 11th, 2007
Pages: 348
Language: English
Series: China Studies
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