Revisiting the Eastern Fence: Tao Qian's Chrysanthemums

Nelson, Susan E.
September 2001
Art Bulletin;Sep2001, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p437
Academic Journal
Examines the uses of Tao Qian's chrysanthemum as a theme and motif in Chinese art. Characteristics of Chinese art; Contradictory ideas signified by the chrysanthemum; Significance of the iconographic multivalence of Tao Qian's chrysanthemum.


Related Articles

  • GARDEN TIME LINE. Ruehs, Erich Lorence // Garden Design;Nov98, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p26 

    The article presents the chronology of historic events related to Chrysanthemums. In 550 B.C., Confucius mentioned "yellow glory," which was believed to mean the Chrysanthemum indicum. In 365 A.D., Tao-yuan-Ming, the legendary Chinese botanist and mum grower was born. In 797 A.D., Japanese...

  • Reforming the Way: The Palace and the Village in Daoist Paradise. Walker, Nathaniel Robert // Utopian Studies;2013, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p6 

    The article discusses Daoist perspectives on the concept of paradise, focusing on Daoist ideas about how to access paradise through a consideration of the poem "Peach Blossom Spring," by Tao Qian. Topics addressed include Daoist ethics, the depiction of utopia in the poem, and artistic...

  • Ch'ien T'ao.  // Copper Canyon Press: Author Biographies;2012, p1 

    The article offers a brief profile of poet and author Ch'ien T'ao.

  • Violin. Harvey, Dennis // Variety Movie Reviews;3/18/2003, p20 

    The article reviews the film "Violin," directed by Jiang Cheng and starring Gu Jing Lin and Annie Wu.

  • Tao Yuan-Ming's World of Life and Death. Yu Tsai // Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies;Jun2008, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p327 

    This paper explores how Tao Yuan-Ming, a poet whoseexistential con- viction is based on the ideas of truthfulness, self-contentment, and return to nature, represents life and death in his poetry. The first section of the paper delineates the way in which Tao, in the cultural milieu of lamenting...

  • Tao Qian and classical Chinese paintings. Yuan, Xingpei // Frontiers of Literary Studies in China;Dec2009, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p479 

    Tao Qian-related paintings created in ancient China can be divided into three categories: paintings inspired by Tao Qian’s literary pieces; paintings inspired by his anecdotes; portraits for Tao Qian. These paintings have made Tao Qian a cultural icon representative of aesthetics of...

  • Poetic Dwelling Art in Information Technology Age. Haiyan Liao // Advanced Materials Research;2014, Issue 926-930, p4757 

    Poetic dwelling comes from an article by Friedrich Holderlin, and it is well known by interpretation of Heidegger. It has been discussed from a variety of angles for a long time. It is an ideal state for human existence. This idea pursues purity and briefness, people's harmony with nature....

  • Visions of Happiness: Daoist Utopias and Grotto Paradises in Early and Medieval Chinese Tales. SING-CHEN LYDIA CHIANG // Utopian Studies;2009, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p97 

    The article looks at the portrayal of utopias in early and medieval Chinese literature, focusing on the evolution of the concepts of Daoist utopias and grotto heavens. The convergence of these two concepts within the literary classic "Peach Blossom Spring," by Tao Qian is discussed. The...

  • An Interpolation in Zhong Hong's Shipin. Rusk, Bruce // Journal of the American Oriental Society;Jul-Sep2008, Vol. 128 Issue 3, p553 

    The article presents an analysis of "Shipin," by Zhong Hong, focusing on an extraneous insertion that has caused controversy. The author points to the entry in which Zhong allegedly places Tao Qian in the middle rank among pre-Tang Dynasty Chinese poets instead of at the top. According to the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics