Martin Powers New Book - A Companion to Chinese Art

Martin Powers Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures


Martin Powers
Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures

LRCCS Faculty Martin Powers newest book The Blackwell Companion to Chinese Art was recently published and will be in stores on December 29th.  The book was co-edited with Dr. Katherine Tsiang from the University of Chicago.

Book Description

Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history.

  • Provides an exceptional collection of essays promoting a comparative understanding of China’s long record of cultural production
  • Brings together an international team of scholars from East and West, whose contributions range from an overview of pre-modern theory, to those exploring calligraphy, fine painting, sculpture, accessories, and more
  • Articulates the direction in which the field of Chinese art history is moving, as well as providing a roadmap for historians interested in comparative study or theory
  • Proposes new and revisionist interpretations of the literati tradition, which has long been an important staple of Chinese art history
  • Offers a rich insight into China’s social and political institutions, religious and cultural practices, and intellectual traditions, alongside Chinese art history, theory, and criticism

(Taken from Wiley.com)