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Empire, Nation, and Beyond: Chinese History in Late Imperial and Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Frederic Wakeman (review)

Empire, Nation, and Beyond: Chinese History in Late Imperial and Modern Times: A Festschrift in... China Review International: Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 2007 beyond presenting discrete commentary on new genres of intellectual thought. All the themes discussed in this book once fell outside the purview of traditional Northern Song intellectuals. The innovator who formulated each new field of study needed to possess great courage to break new ground. Modern scholars and students of Song history are used to regarding scholar-officials like Ouyang Xiu and Su Shi as intellectual giants who pontificated fully formed (albeit at times contradictory) theories on culture and statesmanship. The Problem of Beauty demonstrates that their ideas were the product of rigorous inquiry and at times tortured introspection. Roslyn Lee Hammers Roslyn Lee Hammers is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Hong Kong, specializing in Song and Yuan painting. Jospeh W. Esherick, editor. Empire, Nation, and Beyond: Chinese History in Late Imperial and Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Frederic Wakeman. Berkeley, CA: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2006. 323 pp. Paperback $25.00, Isbn 1­55729­084­9. This volume showcases some of the key subject matters that Frederic Wakeman dealt with in his career, and it is a perfect tribute to a man http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Empire, Nation, and Beyond: Chinese History in Late Imperial and Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Frederic Wakeman (review)

China Review International , Volume 14 (2) – Nov 28, 2008

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China Review International: Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 2007 beyond presenting discrete commentary on new genres of intellectual thought. All the themes discussed in this book once fell outside the purview of traditional Northern Song intellectuals. The innovator who formulated each new field of study needed to possess great courage to break new ground. Modern scholars and students of Song history are used to regarding scholar-officials like Ouyang Xiu and Su Shi as intellectual giants who pontificated fully formed (albeit at times contradictory) theories on culture and statesmanship. The Problem of Beauty demonstrates that their ideas were the product of rigorous inquiry and at times tortured introspection. Roslyn Lee Hammers Roslyn Lee Hammers is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Hong Kong, specializing in Song and Yuan painting. Jospeh W. Esherick, editor. Empire, Nation, and Beyond: Chinese History in Late Imperial and Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Frederic Wakeman. Berkeley, CA: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2006. 323 pp. Paperback $25.00, Isbn 1­55729­084­9. This volume showcases some of the key subject matters that Frederic Wakeman dealt with in his career, and it is a perfect tribute to a man

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Published: Nov 28, 2008

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