Aesthetic life is a study of modern japan engaging the fields of art history literature and cultural studies seeking to understand how the beautiful woman bijin emerged as a symbol of japanese culture during the meiji period 1868 1912 harvard east asian monographs harvard east asian monographs 400 aesthetic life beauty and art in . Aesthetic life beauty and art in modern japan citation m e m lippit aesthetic harvard east asian monographs 400 see also harvard east asian monographs with origins in the formative period of modern japanese art and aesthetics the figure of the bijin appeared across a broad range of visual and textual media photographs . Aesthetic life beauty and art in modern japan harvard east asian monographs hardcover january 28 2019 by miya elise mizuta lippit author see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions price new from . Harvard east asian monographs m a fuller an introduction to aesthetic life beauty and art in modern japan cambridge harvard university asia center forthcoming l yoshikawa making history matter kuroita katsumi and the construction of imperial japan cambridge harvard university asia center 2017. Aesthetic life examines the contributions of writers artists scholars critics journalists and politicians to the discussion of the bijin and to the production of a national discourse on standards of japanese beauty and art as japan worked to establish its place in the world it actively presented itself as an artistic nation based on
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