By Susan Bush, Hsio-yen Shih
For college kids of chinese language paintings and tradition this anthology has confirmed necessary given that its preliminary e-book in 1985. It collects very important chinese language writings approximately portray, from the earliest examples throughout the fourteenth century, permitting readers to work out how the artwork of this wealthy period was once noticeable and understood within the artists' personal instances. a number of the texts during this treasury fall into the large type of aesthetic idea; a few describe particular suggestions; a few talk about the paintings of person artists. offered in actual and readable translations, and prefaced with inventive and old historical past info to the formative classes of chinese language concept and feedback. A thesaurus of phrases and an appendix containing short biographies of 270 artists and critics upload to the usefulness of this quantity.