Eulogy for Burying a Crane

Eulogy for Burying a Crane and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy (University of Washington Press, 2019)

Author Lei Xue discusses how the art of writing in China became canonical through preservation in multiple mediums, as well as the many afterlives of a 6th century classic.

key themes
  • Calligraphy, brush arts, and word-and-image
  • Canon
further reading
  • Robert E. Harrist, Jr, The Landscape of Words: Stone Inscriptions from Early and Medieval China (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008)
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