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The Myth of the "Mountain and Water" (Shanshui) in the Traditional Chinese Art.

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Lecture 1

  • Shanshui - mountain and water nature - contrasting with human society, a realm for literati.
  • Philosophical framework for Shanshui - confucianism - The Analects of Confucius.
  • 'The benevolent man loves mountains, the wise man loves water'. Confucius: 551BC - 479BC
  • Yuan Dynasty*
  • The book of Master Xun - The stars revolve, the sun and the moon, the yin and te yang.
  • Du Fu (712 - 770)
  • Luo Yin
  • Wordsworth 1815
  • Daoism - influenced chinese traditional art, poetry and literature.
  • The book of Master Zhuang.
  • Zong Bing (375 - 443).


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Study China Programme 2011

Beijing, China