The Eternal Feast

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Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century

Zoe S. Kwok

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An overview of Chinese culture, particularly visions of life and the afterlife, told through feast imagery from three historically transformative dynasties

Feasting was an important social and ritual activity in China beginning in the Bronze Age, and cuisine retains a strong cultural significance to this day. This book focuses on feasting in the 10th through 14th centuries, examining Chinese paintings of feasts from the Song (960–1279), Liao (907–1125), and Yuan (1279–1368) dynasties. Feast images, more so than works from any other painting genre, depict scenes from the past, the present, and the afterlife alike. More specifically, as author Zoe S. Kwok explains in the book’s insightful text, they portray a continuum between life and what lies beyond it; this volume is the first to make such a connection. Full-color plates highlight a rare group of paintings as well as complementary ceramic, metal, stone, and textile objects, and the nearly fifty individual catalogue entries touch on diverse topics—not only food and drink but dance, music, costume, burial practices, artistic patronage, and more.

Zoe S. Kwok is assistant curator of Asian art at the Princeton University Art Museum.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Princeton University Art Museum
(October 19, 2019–February 16, 2020)

ISBN: 9780300246902
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Princeton University Art Museum
196 pages, 9 1/4 x 11
137 color illus.
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