Song Dynasty: Ten Aspects of the Elegant Aesthetics
By Deng Xiaonan, Yang Lihua, etc.   Publisher: SDX Joint Publishing Company
Paper Back
2021-01-01 | ISBN: 978-7-108-06971-9
Rights Manager: Xiao Jieru

The Song is a Dynasty with great visual and spiritual beauty that has made countless people respect and yearn for the "Golden Age" in the Chinese Traditional Culture and Aesthetics. People’s impressions about Song include giant landscape paintings by Li Cheng and Guo Xi, calligraphy emphasizing the artistic conception by Mi Fu and Huang Tingjian, Song poetry that is either graceful or unrestrained by Li Qingzhao and Xin Qiji, Ru Kiln Celadon famous for the technique of "Green Color After Rain," along with the tea and incense ceremony that combines Zen school of Buddhism. Topics related to the aesthetics of the Song Dynasty often return to the vision of modern people through the re-creation of artists and designers. This is not only a tribute to the ancients but also a cultural tracing and inspiration. Why are we Chinese like this? Why the National Culture that we are proud of is what it is today. We can go back to the Song Dynasty to find the answer. Ten specialists as Deng Xiaonan, Yang Lihua, Wang Lianqi, Zhu Qingsheng, Kang Zhen, Liao Baoxiu, Yang Zhishui, Zheng Peikai, Ye Fang, Yu Hui give aesthetic instructions of literati’s lives in Song Dynasty, and present the exquisite and luxuriant spiritual world of Song people from the ten aspects of the situation of the nation, Neo-Confucianism, calligraphy, painting, Song poetry, Song porcelain, famous objects, tea, and gatherings of the refined scholars.