Song dynasty figures of longing and desire : gender and interiority in Chinese painting and poetry /

In Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire, Lara Blanchard examines the writing of interiority in paintings of women, considering correspondences to examples of erotic poetry and how such works address the concerns of artists, patrons, and viewers.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Blanchard, Lara C. W. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Series:Women and gender in China studies ; volume 10
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Gendered subjectivity and representing interiority
  • Subjectivity and authorship
  • Women poets, erotic personae, and female subjectivity
  • Women painters and images of women
  • Cross-dressing and authenticity
  • Pictorial representations of inner feelings
  • Modes of representing emotion in figure painting
  • Melding of feeling and scene
  • Interiority and the inner quarters
  • Courtly and literati audiences: evidence from commentaries
  • Political interpretations of desire
  • Handscrolls of Goddess of the Luo River
  • Compositions of the Song Dynasty paintings
  • Reading desire and rejection
  • The Beijing handscroll Night revels of Han Xizai
  • Singing girls in Tang and Song texts
  • Content of the Beijing Scroll
  • Early assessments of Han Xizai's character
  • Political interpretations of Night revels
  • Night revels and pictorial cross-dressing
  • Male audience and authorship: projecting desire and longing onto the female figure
  • Huizong's Court ladies preparing newly woven silk
  • Pounding silk and women's work
  • Zhang Xuan's painting and Huizong's copy
  • Mou Yi's Pounding cloth
  • Visualizing a palace-style poem
  • Text and interpretation
  • The Female Audience: Modeling Idealized Femininity
  • Women and fan paintings
  • Acquiring fans painted with lonely women
  • The enclosed garden
  • Mirrors, makeup, interiority, and performing femininity
  • Ladies adorning their hair with flowers: a bed-screen?