What is art and what is its role in a China that is changing at a dizzying speed? These questions lie at the heart of Chinese contemporary art. Subversive Strategies paves the way for the rebirth of a Chinese aesthetics adequate to the art whose sheer energy and imaginative power is subverting the ideas through which western and Chinese critics think about art. The first collection of essays by American and Chinese philosophers and art historians, Subversive Strategies begins by showing how the art reflects current crises and is working them out through bodies gendered and political. The essays raise the question of Chinese identity in a global world and note a blurring of the boundary between art and everyday life.
Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art
This book is an original interpretation of the idea of the Good that is based on the interplay between words (logoi) and dramatic action (erga) in Plato’s dialogues Philebus, The Republic, Phaedrus, Euthyphro, and the Apology.
"Togetherness" is the concrete primal "that" by which we explain and analyze concrete things and situations: an intrinsic interactive principle of integrity, growth, reflection, and behavior. In five sections, this book describes cultural, personal, argumentative, religious and philosophical ...
Edited by Chhanda Gupta and D.P. Chattopadhyaya
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Wilfried van Damme
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Donald K. Barry
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Leon J. Goldstein
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D. Vaden House
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In Criticism and the History of Science Karl Popper's falsificationist conception of science is developed and defended against criticisms raised by Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, and Paul Feyerabend.
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