ACCUMULATING CULTURE THE COLLECTIONS OF EMPEROR HUIZONG PDF
In Accumulating Culture, Patricia Ebrey, challenges traditional historiography on Emperor Huizong (r. –) of the Northern Song. She reassesses. Main Author: Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, Language(s): English. Published: Seattle: University of Washington Press, c Subjects: Song Huizong. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Accumulating Culture: The Collections of Emperor Huizong (review) | Zhang Yanyuan (ninth century), one of the earliest.
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If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. It also emerges as the key used by this book for interpreting evidence on the influence of scholars on aristocratic collecting practices: This is a magisterial undertaking.
While Ebrey recognizes that at times relations were strained between Huizong and the scholar-officials, she argues that his catalogues and the Ebrey views these activities as less overtly political than debating policies. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Three subsequent chapters colelctions surviving catalogs of the imperial collection; by considering how their content and form promoted the collecting ideals and cataloguing methods of scholars in different fields, Ebrey shows that these records were a means by cacumulating the court patronized literati.
If you would like to authenticate rhe a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. For Ebrey, Emperor Huizong was not merely a collector—he was the definition of culture, a political agent who, in addition to consuming art objects, also actively commissioned catalogues of his collections.
Chapters 6 is about the field of antiquities, mainly the ancient bronze ritual implements like vessels and bells that are recorded in [End Page ] the catalog Chongxiu Xuanhe bogutu The revised Xuanhe antiquities illustrated. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. Chapters 7 and 8 analyze the Xuanhe shupu Xuanhe calligraphy catalog and Xuanhe huapu Xuanhe painting catalog respectively. Ebrey argues that Huizong amassed his enormous collection of objects as a means to forge social relationships and to announce his cultural authority and political leadership.
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Accumulating Culture. The Collections of Emperor Huizong
The Collections of Emperor Huizong. Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. For example, members of opposing factions were brought together at cultural social events in the palace library, at private parties in his rarefied chambers, and at royal banquets, designed to replicate Zhou dynasty ceremonial dinners in his grand clarity edifice in order to view and discuss Huizong’s collection. The latter, like the Chinese emperor himself, had inherited his elevated rank through aristocratic lineage and [End Page 98] was generally seen as part of the imperium.
Contemporary scholarship argues that as the scholar-officials gained political power, they articulated their identity, not through wholesale replication of court culture, but through alternative artistic practices that were often defined against imperial production and were a means to challenge it. During the reigns of Emperor Huizong’s predecessors, the Northern Song dynasty had inducted into the bureaucracy, in significant numbers, a new type of official, the scholar-official.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Ebrey has situated Emperor Huizong and his mega-collecting activities within this historical environment.
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By transforming the civil-service examinations into the primary avenue for attaining positions in government, they established a means for recognizing the accomplishments of scholars; they also enhanced the power of the accumulatiny offices, which were populated by members of this scholar-official class. This bureaucrat obtained his prestigious position by demonstrating a mastery sccumulating the Chinese classics in the institutionalized civil service examination system.
Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Zhang Yanyuan ninth centuryone of the earliest historians of Chinese art, opened his magnus opus Lidai ming huaji.
Ultimately Ebrey challenges empetor views about literati art, suggesting that it was not as outside as twentieth-century scholarship has argued. Chapter 5 considers the central role of literati scholarship in the management of imperial collections, with a focus on the Palace Library and its scholar-curators, such as Dong You and Huang Bosi.
Contact Contact Us Help. Often relations between emperors and scholar-officials were antagonistic, yet some emperors, such as Wang Anshicourted reform-minded scholar-officials, vigorously endorsing their policies in efforts to advance both society and imperial authority.
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Ebrey argues that in purpose and form they are reminiscent of the catalogs of things that were the province of scholars: