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A Social History of Painting Inscriptions in the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644)

Wenxin Wang defended her thesis on 26 October 2016

Wenxin Wang
26 October 2016
Leiden Repository

The study focuses on a certain case concerning the relationship between classical Chinese poetry and painting - a special art form named "ti-hua-shi" (poems inscribed on paintings). "Ti-hua-shi", originated no later than the Tang Dynasty (618-907), is a complex unity integrating words and images, so the research will be an interisciplinary one combing literature and art. It is expected to reveal the developmentan history and characteristics of "ti-hua-shi", while introducing some important poets or poet-painters and analyzing their most representative works.

Supervisors: Prof. dr. I.B. Smits and dr. O.J. Moore.

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