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From Traces to Images: Reproduction of Calligraphy in Early Modern China

Lei Xue, Center Research Fellow

Monday, April 30, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The ink rubbing, often in the form of the model book, has been the primary medium of reproducing calligraphy. The talk looks into the unique materiality of the rubbing and the transformation of model book production since the late sixteenth century. The reinvented medium signifies a shifting way of viewing and displaying calligraphy, the most revered art in China, at the turning point of early modern visual and material culture.

Lei Xue is associate professor of art history at OSU. He received his PhD in art history from Columbia University. His specialty is Chinese calligraphy and painting, and he teaches a wide range of courses on Asian art. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Model Letters: Media, Space, and Visuality of Calligraphy in Early Modern China and Beyond.

 

 

 


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