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Chinese Philosophy and Contemporary Aesthetics

Unthought of Empty

Kejun Xia

The purpose of Chinese Philosophy and Contemporary Aesthetics is simple and straightforward: to discuss empty, nothing, opening, white, nature color, blankness, and different delicate senses, in ink-water painting and calligraphy, around discourses of poetics, philosophy ideas, and art critics.

Because xu has inner plasticity and re-generation, which are crucial for its aesthetic discourse, the relation between "nature" or "naturalness" and "emptiness" approaches a fundamental question of modernity—the relation between event revolution and "silent transformation."

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Chapter 1:    Introduction: Infra-White—An Impossible Beginning

Chapter 2:    Color and White, the Blank Canvas: The Reverse Reconstruction of Non-Dimension

Chapter 3:    Remnant and White, Color and Blankness, Qi and White

Chapter 4:    Empty and White, Empty—Empty—Substance—Substance, the Empty Room Filled with Light

Chapter 5:    The White Layout of the “Woodcutters Fighting for the Path”: The Ethics of Remnant Yielding

Chapter 6:    Jade and White, Snow and White, Light and White

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