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Riassunto: The Art of Ethnography is a fully illustrated translation of a "Miao album" -- a Chinese genre originating in the eighteenth century that used prose, poetry, and detailed illustrations to represent minority ethnic groups living in frontier regions under imperial Chinese control. These bound collections of hand-painted illustrations and handwritten text reveal how imperial China viewed culturally "other" frontier populations. They also contain valuable information for anthropologists, geographers, and historians, and are coveted by art collectors for their beautiful imagery. "Miao" in this context refers not just to groups that called themselves Miao (Hmong) or were classified as such by the majority Han culture, but generally to the many minority peoples in China's southwest.
This lovely volume reproduces each of the eighty-two illustrations from the original album and the corresponding Chinese calligraphic text, along with an annotated English translation. Each entry depicts a different ethnic group residing in Guizhou. The album is anonymous and dates from sometime after 1797.
Laura Hostetler's Introduction discusses the genesis and evolution of the Miao album genre and the sociopolitical context in which the albums were first made, the ethnographic content of the texts, the composition of the illustrations, and the albums' authorship and production. She situates the albums within the context of early modern imperial expansion internationally by introducing comparative examples of Japanese and Ottoman ethnography. Color illustrations from other Miao albums and comparable works from other cultures give the reader a sense of the chromatic richness of Miao album illustrations and of their place in world ethnography.
David Deal (1939-2001) was professor of history at Whitman College. Laura Hostetler is associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
"This book is a highly unusual and valuable project, comprising a difficult translation of a rare text. It will be valued among the studies of visual representations that have emerged in postcolonial studies." -- Louisa Schein, Rutgers University
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A fully illustrated translation of an 18th century album using prose, poetry, and paintings to represent minority ethnic groups living under imperial Chinese control.
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Descrizione libro 2006. Asia. University of Washington Press. Very good - fine boards and dust jacket 178p. Codice libro della libreria -1780274530
Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2006. Hard Back. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Royal 8vo - 15x160x242mm. cream cloth, illus dj, unread copy, chinese miao book, dates from around 1797 by an unknown author, poems with detailed illus with translation & commentary. the miao or hmong were etnicly non chinese people living in the outer regions of the empire or those deemed to be non chinese by the Han. examines chinese impressions of these people in art form. Codice libro della libreria 0044173
Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0295985437
Descrizione libro Univ of Washington Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0295985437
Descrizione libro Univ of Washington Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 208 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0295985437