9780822340935

The Afterlife of Images

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  • ISBN13:

    9780822340935

  • ISBN10:

    0822340933

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-28
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr

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Summary

"Larissa N. Heinrich deftly weaves a range of materials--including prints, painting, photography, and literature--into a fascinating narrative of the ways visual and linguistic tropes formed and reinforced certain eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western understandings of China. Furthermore, she is attentive to the dialectics of the relationship, especially the way that Western knowledge and ways of seeing shaped certain Chinese concepts about China and its problems, especially in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth."--Stanley K. Abe, author of "Ordinary Images"

Author Biography

Larissa N. Heinrich is Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How China Became the "Cradle of Smallpox": Transformations in Discourse
The Pathological Body: Lam Qua's Medical Portraiture
The Pathological Empire: Early Medical Photography in China
"What's Hard for the Eye to See": Anatomical Aesthetics from Benjamin Hobson to Lu Xun
Epilogue: Through the Microscope
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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