A Comparison Between Chinese and Western Sculpture

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Mr. Huang Zongxian was bom in 1958. He has another name Ling Yu. He is a
native of Danleng, Sichuan province and a PhD in fine arts. He is the
member of Chinese Ar'dsts Association, vice-president of Sichuan Artists
Association and chairman of Sichuan Art Education Association.Now he
works as president, professor and PhD candidate supervisor in the Art
Academy of Sichuan University. He is also an expert who gets the special
govemment allowance of the State Council. He has independently written
and edited 11 academic monographs and published dozen of academic
papers. Professor Huang has been engaged in teaching and research of art
studies for a long time and especially has made significant
achievements in the field of research on Chinese modem art. He is a
quite influential in the area of art theory in China.
Table of Contents
Chapter Ⅰ: Sino-Western Sculpture and Culture
Sino-Foreign Cultures: Stability and Progress
"Modeling of Clay" and "Carving of Stone"
Civilizations of the Yellow River Valley and the Mediterranean
Chapter Ⅱ Sino-Western Monuments: Grand Empire and the World
Terra-Cotta Warriors and Augustan
The Dead and the Living
Hero and Steed
Chapter Ⅲ: Sino-Western Religious Sculpture" The Splendid Buddha World and the Stone Bible
Sino-Western Religious Attitudes and Sculptural Concepts
China, India and Europe
Aesthetic Interests of Sino-Westem Religious Sculpture
Natural Concepts of Sino-Westem Religious Sculpture
Chapter Ⅳ:Functions of Sino-Western Sculptures Grave Art and City Art
Chinese Tomb Culture and Sculpture
Closed Environment and Public Environment
Chapter Ⅴ: Conditions of Chinese and West- ern Sculptors: Slave Artisans and Artists
Social Position of Western Sculptors
Social Position of Chinese Sculptors
Making Statues on Imperial Order and the
Desire for Freedom
Fate of Chinese Sculptors and Great Artisans
Historical Conditions for Sino-Western Sculptures
Chapter Ⅵ The Forms of Sino,Western Sculptures: the Art of "Carving of Appearance and Painting of Nature" and the Art of Dimen-sion
Volume and Plane Relations
Linear Rhythm and Surface Structure
The Arts of Color and Physique
Chapter Ⅶ Aesthetic Value of Sino-Western Sculptures:Intuitional Naturalism and Ratio-nal Realism
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