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Strassberg, Richard E.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 5,114 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard E Strassberg
Inscribed landscapes : travel writing from imperial China by Richard E Strassberg( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These first-person narratives provide rich material for understanding the attitudes of Chinese literati toward place, nature, politics, and the self. The anthology is abundantly illustrated with paintings, portraits, maps, and drawings. Each selection is meticulously translated, carefully annotated, and prefaced by a brief description of the writer's life and work. The entire collection is introduced by an in-depth survey of the rise of Chinese travel writing as a cultural phenomenon. Inscribed Landscapes provides a unique resource for travelers as well as for scholars of Chinese literature, art, and history
A Chinese bestiary : strange creatures from the guideways through mountains and seas = [Shan hai jing] by Richard E Strassberg( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries, B.C.E., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine. The text also represents a wide range of beliefs held by the ancient Chinese. Richard Strassberg brings the Guideways to life for modern readers by weaving together translations from the work itself with information from other texts and recent archaeological finds to create a lavishly illustrated guide to the imaginative world of early China." "Unlike the bestiaries of the late medieval period in Europe, the Guideways was not interpreted allegorically; the strange creatures described in it were regarded as actual entities found throughout the landscape. The work was originally used as a sacred geography, as a guidebook for travelers, and as a book of omens. Today, it is regarded as the richest repository of ancient Chinese mythology and shamanistic wisdom. The Guideways may have been illustrated from the start, but the earliest surviving illustrations are woodblock engravings from a rare 1597 edition. All seventy-six of those plates are reproduced here for the first time, and they provide a fine example of the Chinese engraver's art during the late Ming dynasty"--Back cover
Beyond the open door : contemporary paintings from the People's Republic of China by Richard E Strassberg( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Kʻung Shang-jen : a man of letters in early Chʻing China by Richard E Strassberg( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the poet, playwright, scholar and art connoisseur K'ung Shang-jen. Depicts K'ung's offical career and the political and social life of his time. Included are translations of K'ung's poems and autobiographical essays
Wandering spirits : Chen Shiyuan's encyclopedia of dreams by Shiyuan Chen( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wandering Spirits is a translation and study of the most comprehensive work on dream culture in traditional China - Lofty Principles of Dream Interpretation (Mengzhan yizhi), compiled in 1562 by Chen Shiyuan and periodically reprinted up to the modern era. This unique treatise compiles various theories, Chen's own comments concerning the nature of dreams and their role in waking life, and almost seven hundred examples assembled from a wide range of literary sources. It was Chen's View that dreams are real and that they constitute an important part of our life experience. Mostly resulting from out-of-body wanderings of the spirit, dreams have consequences for personal welfare and can disclose aspects of human and cosmic consciousness. The abundant examples that Chen collected not only reveal these ideas in action, but also present a fascinating slice of Chinese society through the ages. This translation is accompanied by a full-length introduction that surveys the evolution of Chinese dream culture and the role of Chen Shiyuan and his encyclopedia."--Jacket
I don't want to play cards with Cézanne, and other works : selections from the Chinese New Wave and Avant-Garde art of the eighties by Richard E Strassberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-six views : the Kangxi emperor's mountain estate in poetry and prints = Bi shu shan zhuang san shi liu jing shi tu by Kangxi( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1712, the Kangxi emperor published Imperial Poems on the Mountain Estate for Escaping the Heat (Yuzhi Bishu shanzhuang shi) to commemorate his recently completed summer palace. Through his perceptions of thirty-six of its most scenic views, his poems and descriptions present an unusually intimate self-portrait of the emperor at the age of sixty that reflected the pleasures of his life there as well as his ideals as the ruler of the Qing Empire. Kangxi was closely involved in the production of the book and ordered several of his outstanding court artists—the painter Shen Yu and the engravers Zhu Gui and Mei Yufeng—to produce woodblock prints of the thirty-six views, which set a new standard for topographical illustration. He also ordered Matteo Ripa, an Italian missionary serving as a court-artist, to translate these images into the medium of copperplate engraving, which introduced this technique to China. Ripa’s hybridized interpretations soon began to circulate in Europe and influenced contemporary aesthetic debates about the nature and virtues of the Chinese garden. This artistic collaboration between a Chinese emperor and a western missionary-artist thus marked a significant moment in intercultural imagination, production, and transmission during an earlier phase of globalization."--
Imperial tombs of China by Congyun Lei( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition of hundreds of shining, enticing objects, many of them national treasures of China outside her borders for the virst time
Ye Chuanhua shi wen ji by Truyen-Hoa Diep( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightening remarks on painting by Shitao( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master of tradition : the art of Chang Ta-chʼien by Richard E Strassberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition of works by the Chinese artist, collector, and self-confessed forger
Abode of illusions : the garden of Chang Ta-chʻien by Chongxian Hu( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peach blossom fan : personal cultivation in a Chinese drama by Richard E Strassberg( )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guan yu shang yu = Enjoying jade by Richard E Strassberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial tombs of China( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibit spans seven dynasties (500 B.C.-A.D. 1900) and includes more than 250 objects excavated from the tombs of China's emperors and ancient rulers. This collection of objects comes from twenty-one museums and cultural centers throughout nine Chinese provinces
A Chinese bestiary : strange creatures from the guideways through mountains and seas = Shan-hai-jing( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries, B.C.E., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine. The text also represents a wide range of beliefs held by the ancient Chinese. Richard Strassberg brings the Guideways to life for modern readers by weaving together translations from the work itself with information from other texts and recent archaeological finds to create a lavishly illustrated guide to the imaginative world of early China." "Unlike the bestiaries of the late medieval period in Europe, the Guideways was not interpreted allegorically; the strange creatures described in it were regarded as actual entities found throughout the landscape. The work was originally used as a sacred geography, as a guidebook for travelers, and as a book of omens. Today, it is regarded as the richest repository of ancient Chinese mythology and shamanistic wisdom. The Guideways may have been illustrated from the start, but the earliest surviving illustrations are woodblock engravings from a rare 1597 edition. All seventy-six of those plates are reproduced here for the first time, and they provide a fine example of the Chinese engraver's art during the late Ming dynasty"--Back cover
Thirty-six views the Kangxi emperor's mountain estate in poetry and prints by Kangxi( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirrors and windows : fictional imagination in later Chinese garden culture by Richard E Strassberg( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightening remarks on painting by Shih-t'ao by Richard E Strassberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of K0ung Shang-jen : a man of letters in early Ch0ing China by Richard E Strassberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Inscribed landscapes : travel writing from imperial China
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A Chinese bestiary : strange creatures from the guideways through mountains and seas = [Shan hai jing]The world of Kʻung Shang-jen : a man of letters in early Chʻing ChinaWandering spirits : Chen Shiyuan's encyclopedia of dreamsA Chinese bestiary : strange creatures from the guideways through mountains and seas = Shan-hai-jingThe world of K0ung Shang-jen : a man of letters in early Ch0ing China
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Hsüan, Li-tun

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