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Collecting Images for Illustration : A Case Study on the Tianzhangge Edition of The Story of the Western Wing

Ma, Meng-ching

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Abstract

This paper will examine the visualization of texts in late-Ming (1573-1644) publications through a case study on the T’ien-chang-ke edition of The Story of The Western Wing printed in 1640. The Story of the Western Wing narrates a love-story and is considered to be the most published play during the late Ming Dyasty (late 16th/early 17th century). The edition were mostly published with illustrations. I wish to investigate the interaction between image, text, and other contemporary visual sources, in order to explore the dialogue between print culture and visual culture during this period.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2005 08:30
Date: 2003
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens
Subjects: 760 Graphic arts Printmaking and prints
Controlled Keywords: Illustration
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alte chinesische Bücher , Buchillustrationen , Bild und Text , FarbdruckeBookillustrations , Old and rare books , text and image , colour-prints
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