Brushes with Power: Modern Politics and the Chinese Art of Calligraphy

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"In Kraus's hands, the study of calligraphy becomes a metaphor for a much wider topic--the persistence of traditionalism in modern China. That traditionalism is obvious to anyone who has even a superficial knowledge of modern China; but it is vague and so diffuse that it is difficult to gain a satisfying intellectual comprehension of it. By focusing on a small aspect of that traditionalism--but an aspect with deep metaphoorical resonance--the author helps us to gain a more focused understanding of Chinese cultural life."- ...

Brushes with Power: Modern Politics and the Chinese Art of Calligraphy 1991, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520072855

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