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Brushes with Power: Modern Politics and the Chinese Art of Calligraphy Hardcover – Jul 24 1991

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  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (July 24 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520072855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520072855
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 15.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,591,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Love this book Dec 13 1999
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This is a great book -- smart and funny. It's a very interesting analysis of how art and calligraphy are used to express leadership and exert power in Chinese culture. It may seem irrelevant to Westerners, but ask anyone from a calligraphic tradition about it, and they'll tell you how important it is. A great read with super pictures.