The search for the beautiful woman : a cultural history of Japanese and Chinese beauty / Cho Kyo ; translated by Kyoko Selden.
By: Cho, Kyo.
Contributor(s): Selden, Kyoko Iriye.Material type: BookCall no.: SOCY HQ 2012 663393Series: Asia/Pacific/Perspectives: Publication: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2012Description: xiii, 287 p. : ill.Notes: ISBN: 9781442218932 (hbk.); 1442218932 (hbk.).Subject(s): Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- Japan -- History | Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- China -- History | Women in art | Women in literature | Women -- Japan -- Social conditions -- History | Women -- China -- Social conditions -- History
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Translation of: Bijo to wa nani ka : Nitchū bijin no bunkashi. 2001.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index.
Prologue : The search for the beautiful woman -- Favored appearances -- Feared beauties -- The rhetoric of representation -- Beauty as a construct -- Beauties in Chinese verse and prose, beauties in Japanese literature -- Resonance of aesthetic views -- Edo culture as a filter -- Until Naomi was born -- Epilogue : Where beauty will go.
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