Chinese Arts and Aesthetics in Transcultural Perspectives

Chinese Art and Aesthetics in transcultural perspectives

 

Dr. Volker Heubel

E-mail: heubel@tongji.edu.cn

I  09.02.2016   General introduction

II  07.03.2016 Tea culture 1: Aesthetic and cultural background of East-Asian tea culture: 

      -Okakura Tenshin岡倉天心: The book of tea, 9-17

       -Hisamatsu Shinichi久松真一: Zen and the fine arts, 28-38 

        -Lin Yutang林语堂: The importance of living, chapter “On tea and friendship”, 221-230

         - Wang, Ling: Tea and Chinese Culture, 58-69

III  14.03.2016 Tea culture 2

       -International tea culture: short presentations on different countries

       -Spiritual aspects of Chinese Tea culture (Aaron Fisher: The Way of Tea. Reflections on a Life with tea, Chapters 1, 4-8, 12 

       -Elements of Tea art and the art of brewing (Ai, Min艾敏: Tea Art in China中国茶艺, 20-85, 85-143) 

       -History of tea 1 (Benn, James A.: Tea in China, 21-41; Yu, Ye羽叶: Chinese Tea 中国茶1-15, 24-25; Heiss: The Story of Tea. A Cultural History and Drinking Guide 4-31)

        -Lu Yu 陆羽and his tea classic 茶经 (The classic of tea茶经, 3-89; Benn, James A.: Tea in China, 96-116; Yu, Ye羽叶: Chinese Tea中国茶, 16-28) 

 

IV  21.03.2016 Tea excursion

V  28.03.2016 Tea Culture 3:

Tea culture during the Tang Dynasty (Benn, James A.: Tea in China, 42-71)

Tea culture during the Song Dynasty (Benn, James A.: Tea in China, 117-144)

Tea and things 1: 

History of Chinese Ceramics:

-Tang Dynasty (Michael Sullivan: The Arts of China, 122-151, Li Zhiyan u.a.: Chinese Ceramics, 197-263)

-Song Dynasty (Michael Sullivan: The Arts of China, 152-193, Li Zhiyan u.a.: Chinese Ceramics, 265-329)

 

VI  04.04.2016 -Ming Dynasty 1 (Michael Sullivan: The Arts of China, 214-244, Li Zhiyan u.a.: Chinese Ceramics, 387-457)

-Ming Dynasty 2: Porcelain for the emperors and the Chinese elite (Ströber, Eva: Ming. Porcelain for a globalized trade, 24-95)

-Qing Dynasty 1 (Michael Sullivan: The Arts of China, 245-273, Li Zhiyan u.a.: Chinese Ceramics, 459-533)

-Qing Dynasty 2: Imperial porcelain of the Kangxi period (Suebsman, Daniel and Antonin, Daniela (ed.): Porcelain Treasures of the Kangxi Period, 16-31, 100-155)

 

VII  11.04.2016 -Chinese Export Ceramics 1 (Sargent, William R.: Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics, 1-32 and specific plate descriptions)

    -Chinese Export Ceramics 2 (Li Zhiyan, Chinese Ceramics 535-601)

           -Clay pots from Yixing (Yang Bing: Purple Clay Pot, 2-48, 50-67,82-93

           -Influence of Chinese Ceramics on European Ceramics/ Porcelain:

1. Meissen (Trux, Elisabeth: Altes Porzellan, 16-47)

2. Delft (Chinese and Japanese porcelain for the Dutch Golden Age, 231-248; Wallien-van Erkel, Jessica: De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles. Royal Delft, 5-37)

 

VIII  18.04.2016 Ceramics excursion

Recommended Literature:

Benn, James A.: Tea in China. A religious and cultural history, Honululu 2015.

Li, Zhiyan; Bower, Virginia L. and Li, He (ed.): Chinese Ceramics. From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty, New Haven, London, Beijing 2010.

Lu, Yu: 茶经The Classic of Tea and续茶经 The Sequel to the Classic of Tea by Lu Tingcan, Library of Chinese Classics, Chinese-English, Hunan 2009.

Peltier, Warren: The ancient art of tea, Tokyo a.o. 2011.

Ströber, Eva: Ming. Porcelain for a globalized trade, Stuttgart 2013.

Sullivan, Michael: The Arts of China, Berkeley and Los Angeles 41999.

Yu, Ye羽叶: Chinese Tea中国茶, Hefei 2011.

 

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