Hua Yan

Hua Yan (1682-1756) and the Making of the Artist in Early Modern China (Brill, 2020)

Author Kristen Loring Brennan discusses painting and social status in eighteenth-century China.

key themes
  • Gender and identity
  • Calligraphy, brush arts, and word-and-image
  • Landscape, gardens, and environment
  • Art market and commerce
  • Social status
  • Canon
further reading
  • Ginger Cheng-chi Hsu, A Bushel of Pearls: Painting for Sale in Eighteenth-century Yangchow (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001)
  • Tobie S. Meyer-Fong, Building Culture in Early Qing Yangzhou (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003)
  • Yeewan Koon, A Defiant Brush: Su Renshan and the Politics of Painting in Early 19th-Century Guangdong (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2014)