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Historians have claimed that when social stability returned to Korea after a series of devastating invasions by the Japanese and Manchus around the turn of the seventeenth century, the late Chos n dynasty was a period of unprecedented economic and cultural renaissance. This book questions this age-old belief by claiming that true-view landscape and genre�paintings were most likely�adopted to propagandize�social harmony under Chos n rule and to justify the status, wealth,�and land grabs of the ruling class.�This volume also documents the popularity and misunderstanding of art books from China and, most controversially, Korean enthusiasm for artistic programs from Edo Japan, thus challenging academic stereotypes and nationalistic tendencies in scholarship. As the first truly interdisciplinary study of Korean art, A New Middle Kingdom illuminates the reality of the late Chos n society that its visual art attempted hide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Conflicted Realities: Modernity at Large in Late Chosŏn Society
  2. pp. 3-46
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  1. 2. The Ordinary is Extraordinary: The Epic in Everyday Life
  2. pp. 47-100
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  1. 3. Tableaux de mode: Landscape and Person in Late Chosŏn Society
  2. pp. 101-146
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  1. 4. The Anxiety of Influence: (Mis)reading Chinese Art in Late Chosŏn Korea
  2. pp. 147-174
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  1. 5. Rescuing Art History from the Nation : The Late Chosŏn between Europe and Edo Japan
  2. pp. 175-220
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  1. Postface
  2. pp. 221-224
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 225-244
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 245-254
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 255-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-284
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295743264
Related ISBN
9780295743257
MARC Record
OCLC
1080649150
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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