The westbound

The westbound


Basic information
The time of publication:2009-5
Press:Cheng Yong, Shanghai people's Publishing House (2009-05)
Author:Cheng Yong
Pages:203
BookTitle:The westbound
Preface
Mr. Cheng Yong's new book, "the west", is about Chinese porcelain art in Europe hundreds of years before the process, from the detailed research on academic, Chinese ceramic art into the European time, affected European porcelain production and the aesthetic life of the Europeans, there are many European palace eager process of Chinese art. The re emergence of carved in the Chinese traditional culture of the Chinese nation, the return value is, the book in addition to the academic value, there is considerable social value, to give people inspiration, seems to have gone beyond the art itself. Understanding Chinese art spread European history, better able to inspire the reader patriotism. Nearly 100 years, Chinese academic exchange between Chinese culture and Western culture is more concerned about the topic, Western learning, in fact, before much longer in the east to west, especially during the period of Tang Dynasty to Ming and Qing Dynasties, influence Chinese culture art in Europe and even the whole world, made a great contribution to the world civilization, the academic circles study less, at least two proportion imbalance. China art in Europe, as an important part of the East West gradually, should write a great deal about. This field offers us many intuitive facts, as "China Wind westbound" book to show. China porcelain art in Europe this topic, many people care about, but most of them are scattered in the books scattered articles, and Mr. Cheng Yong took it as to carry forward the traditional culture, Chinese do enhance national pride, self-confidence, self-reliance of the event, many went to Europe to study, and put a lot of effort, to collect material, further study. He is not limited in the ceramic and other academic fields, but extended to the impact of the European aesthetic life, seems to be a breakthrough. He described nearly 10 European Court of China art scene, in the book illustrations, rich and detailed information, read to a passion. 
Summary of contents
"Chinese art of Europe three hundred years: China Wind westbound" author ten years not ten times to Europe, in more than 30 countries palace, museum, art museum, antique market to collect all kinds of material, information, and finally many a little makes a mickle, formed the very strong academic text books, we can understand the 14-16 century influence Chinese art on the European continent and the world from. 
Catalog
The first chapter "Introduction China style" diffuse Europe (1) foreign officials "hand", Miss Beauty "or" (2) Sissi and Empress of Austria green squint Oriental (3) Louis Xiv as the mistress made China Palace (4) two. Augustus S: porcelain and war (5) Britain's George IV. The pagoda (6) Chinese life 露依萨 queen of Sweden (7) the Spanish palace room Chinese top (8) Portugal the blue mood (9) Holland, Europe transit stations China style communication (10) Italy, Finland's Chinese customs chapter second celebrities, aristocrats "Chinese complex" (1 Hugo for his wife Chinese) special poem house (2) Gerd's "Beijing hall" (3) - 司勒 and other cultural celebrities China complex (4) aristocratic family, Shu Bradley mansion (5) noble family China wind device (6) Austrian dete China decorations around the third chapter China European imitation porcelain (1) Italy's pottery (2) France's "porcelain spy" (Holland, 3) China imitation porcelain master (4) German Bottger overturns Chinese ceramic Empire (5) British production mechanization Porcelain, change the shape of (6) the fourth chapter porcelain porcelain movement in Europe to promote the process of human civilization (1) of table manners change (2) China replaced the silver (3) Western porcelain appreciation psychology difference (4) Chinese porcelain to Europe's imitation and deformation (5) China porcelain west front, European tin glazed production and use of the fifth chapter of other luxury China export situation (1) the tea, rich fashion (2) silk, graceful body temptation (3) 齐彭代尔 type China furniture (4) rich and elegant lacquer (5) to reach the book the postscript "a personal journey" appendix author European City, the Palace Museum and antique market, annotated photograph courtesy of 
Chapter abstract
Illustration: the first chapter "China style" diffuse Europe (1) foreign officials "hand", "beauty" or "miss China handmade luxury, has always been attractive to the Europeans, the Portuguese arrived East until 1514, only to find Chinese ceramics, metal, textile and paint will meet different demand in Europe, then quickly to promote the trade, the world of art export has been one of the most important Chinese, and even the world's most important topic." This is a foreign experts, that the export behavior China luxury is passive, in fact, no matter the Portuguese discovered or not, these luxury China for most countries in the world, is the product of highly civilized, advanced culture, rare items, the body has an automatic out ability and communication. Because, before the Portuguese did not reach the Chinese, Han and Tang Dynasties until the Ming Dynasty, has a large number of China ceramic artworks of the spread of western. "400 years ago, from Chinese exported to European luxury goods, not only practical, more is to appreciate, decoration, collection, in a word, for the pleasure of the mind, the westerner to Chinese art luxury continued fascination, has evolved into a kind of fashion." While western fashion the initiator of evil, maybe occurred in the Chinese Ming Zhengtong years (1436-1449 years) a "hand" event. At that time, the Ming government state banquet hosted foreign guests, a superb collection of beautiful things of China banquet dishes, with the match China blue and white porcelain, obtained the foreigner's favor, the banquet after many take wings to itself, the blue and white porcelain. After the investigation to know most foreign envoys have never seen this pure blue and white porcelain, rarely enjoy the meal so elegant clean, so lead away the sheep by the way of carrying home. 
Postscript
In the past ten years, I went to Europe several times, has two purposes, one is to visit 400 years ago Chinese art culture spread Europe trail, a search for cultural relics lost overseas. These two issues are large, balk at the title, the natural It doesn't help the situation. My 10 trip to Europe, although there was no more of the harvest, but still made a little progress: the most important is written in this book. At the same time, I also collected a lot of cultural relics of Tang, song, Yuan back,, Ming, Qing have, porcelain, lacquerware, jade, bronze. This book is my "single-handed" run30 European city, more than 50 museums, 300 antique shop, collecting a large amount of material, through "a personal journey" was formed, the natural limits, a person to do such a big academic works, I feel inadequate, lack of financial resources and skills. This book seeks to simple, intuitive in writing, that is "dissemination of Europe", but only sporadically lists some materials, the lack of systematic research, so it is not comprehensive enough, such as some section should to chronicle the modes are described, to have the strength, but the actual difficult, so can only be said to be a "tracking". This book is quite some material dependent only on the English data, is clearly not enough, and many other languages, it is difficult to translate, this is a great defect. These years, in the process of collecting information, I feel, is the unique charm of Chinese civilization, just stand in their own angle, it seems difficult to really show up; if the station in his country, his nation's position to examine, feel deeply, observation of the whole, is the only standing on their own perspective to imagine. In seventeenth Century, European philosopher Voltaire, Diderot think Chinese is "on" all civilized nations. However, after the middle of nineteenth Century, the Chinese nation was the victim to the "sick man of East Asia", Chinese became the most backward countries. 
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"China Wind westbound: China art influence in Europe three hundred years": poet, novelist, ceramic scholar Cheng Yong secret exclusive interview to collect evidence hundreds of private travel Europe for more than a dozen trips to Europe more than 10 million km palace ruins fifty museum one hundred antique shops surprising -- four hundred years ago, China Art across Europe, the imperial palace to display China art, China pipe is regarded as the highest among the ancient China, evidence rule the roost. "China Wind westbound: China art influence in Europe three hundred years" Disclosure -- King of France for mistress built Chinese porcelain palace, German emperor with the guards for Chinese porcelain, porcelain Chinese Western spy in-depth hinterland and many other facts.
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  •     Have a look the picture and story is good, but the author's writing slightly dry point, looks a bit boring.
  •     Chinese from early on to make an impact on the world, that time Chinese made is really China creation, and foreigner is fake. World communication goal is in the District of each other, mutual promotion