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The Resource China and the church : Chinoiserie in global context, Christopher M.S. Johns

China and the church : Chinoiserie in global context, Christopher M.S. Johns

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China and the church : Chinoiserie in global context
Title
China and the church
Title remainder
Chinoiserie in global context
Statement of responsibility
Christopher M.S. Johns
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Language
eng
Summary
"This groundbreaking study examines decorative Chinese works of art and visual culture, known as chinoiserie, in the context of church and state politics, with a particular focus on the Catholic missions' impact on Western attitudes toward China and the Chinese. Art-historical examinations of chinoiserie have largely ignored the role of the church and its conversion efforts in Asia; Johns, however, demonstrates that the emperor's 1722 prohibition against Catholic evangelization, occurring after almost a century and a half of tolerance, prompted a remarkable change in European visualizations of China in Roman Catholic countries. China and the Church considers the progress of Christianity in China during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, examines authentic works of Chinese art available to European artists producing chinoiserie, and explains how the East Asian male body in Western art changed from "normative" depictions to whimsical, feminized grotesques after the collapse of the missionary efforts during the 1720s."--
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Johns, Christopher M. S
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Franklin D. Murphy Lectures
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Chinoiserie (Art)
  • Chinese in art
  • Men in art
  • China
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China and the church : Chinoiserie in global context, Christopher M.S. Johns
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-173) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
China and the church: from Matteo Ricci to the Chinese rites controversy -- Chinoiserie and Chinese art: the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Chinoiserie and the Chinese body -- Conclusion: Chinoiserie and the enlightenment
Control code
ocn919252648
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780520284654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)919252648
Label
China and the church : Chinoiserie in global context, Christopher M.S. Johns
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
China and the church: from Matteo Ricci to the Chinese rites controversy -- Chinoiserie and Chinese art: the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Chinoiserie and the Chinese body -- Conclusion: Chinoiserie and the enlightenment
Control code
ocn919252648
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780520284654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)919252648

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