Chinese Taste in Eighteenth-Century England

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Introduction. Monstrous beauty; Part I. China and the Aesthetics of Exoticism: 1. Eighteenth-century fashion and the aesthetics of the Chinese taste; 2. Cross-cultural aesthetics in William Chambers' Chinese Garden; Part II. What Do Women Want?: 3. Gendered Utopias in transcultural context; 4. William Hogarth and the gendering of Chinese exoticism; Part III. Of Rocks, Gardens, and Goldfish: 5. The socio-aesthetics of the Scholar's Stone; 6. Horace Walpole and the Gothic repudiation of Chinoiserie; Part IV. China and the Invention of Englishness: 7. Chinaware and the evolution of a modern domestic ideal; 8. Thomas Percy's Sinology and the origins of English Romanticism; Bibliography; Index.
A major study of eighteenth-century cultural history and the history of contact and exchange between China and the West.
Autor: David Porter
David Porter is Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan.

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Autor: David Porter
ISBN-13 :: 9780521192996
ISBN: 0521192994
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2010
Gewicht: 655g
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 255x182x19 mm
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