Edwards, Louise P
|서명/저자사항||Citizens of beauty : drawing democratic dreams in Republican China / Louise Edwards.|
|개인저자||Edwards, Louise P. |
|발행사항||Seattle : University of Washington, 2020.|
|형태사항||x, 219 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|서지주기||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|요약||"Through drawings of beautiful women published in popular media, Citizens of Beauty introduces readers to the dramatically changing Chinese social world at the turn of the twentieth century. China's most famous commercial artists promoted their sketches of idealized women through journals, newspapers, and distinct compendia called One Hundred Illustrated Beauties. The genre drew upon a centuries-old tradition in which publishers produced illustrated books of beauties and virtuous women that were steeped in traditions of morality, desirability, and literary cultivation. By comparing illustrations produced in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Citizens of Beauty reveals the shifts in foundational values organizing Chinese society that would bring forth the democratic citizenry of the Republic. Modern beauties were freed of Confucian moral constraints and even "good women" forged productive, independent lives that included careers. Changes in the Illustrated Beauties genre reveal how ordinary readers of books and newspapers were able to imagine these social transformations. Citizens of Beauty is the first book to explore the One Hundred Beauties illustrations as a tool for comparing social ideals during the shift from imperial to Republican times and to show how images of women expressed ordinary people's desire for democratic, technological modernity. The book contextualizes the social and political significance of the aestheticized female body through its comparison of images from one genre as it underwent rapid and radical change"--|
|해제||Provided by publisher.|
|일반주제명||Women in art.|
Women in mass media.
One Hundred Beauties in art.
Women and democracy --China.