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The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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For anyone working in aesthetics interested in understanding the richness of the Chinese aesthetic tradition this handbook is the place to start. Comprised of general introductory overviews, critical reflections and contextual analysis, it covers everything from the origins of aesthetics in China to the role of aesthetics in philosophy today. Beginning in early China (1st millennium BCE), it traces the Chinese aesthetic tradition, exploring the import of the term aesthetics into Chinese thought via Japan around the end of the 19th century. It looks back to early practices of art and craftsmanship, showing how the history of Chinese thought provides a multitude of artefacts and texts that give rise to a wide range of aesthetic creations and notions. Introducing various perspectives on traditional arts in China, including painting, ceramics, calligraphy, poetry, music and theatre, it explores those aesthetic traditions not included in "canonic" art forms, such as martial arts, rock gardening, and ritual performance. Written by Chinese, European, and American theoreticians and practitioners, this authoritative research resource enhances contemporary aesthetics by revealing the possibilities of a Chinese philosophy of art.

Author Biography

Marcello Ghilardi is Associate Professor of Aesthetics in the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Padova, Italy. Hans-Georg Moeller is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Macau in Macau SAR, China.
Release date Australia
August 12th, 2021
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
  • Edited by Hans-Georg Moeller
  • Edited by Marcello Ghilardi
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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Bloomsbury Academic
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