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Long Life

Festschrift in Honour of Roger Goepper

Jeong-Hee Lee Kalisch, Antje Papist-Matsuo and Willibald Veit

Dedicated to Prof. Roger Goepper on the occasion of his 80th anniversary, this Festschrift contains a collection of essays written by prominent scholars of Asian art, his colleagues and PhD students. Roger Goepper, former Director of the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne and Professor of East Asian art history at the University of Cologne, does not limit his interests to a particular field of research, and thus the contributions to this volume reflect the wide range of research topics he has pursued during his long and outstanding scholarly career. The articles discuss and elucidate various aspects of East Asian archaeology and architecture, painting and calligraphy, contemporary art, Himalayan art, art preservation in Japan and lacquer ware.
Contents: Dietrich Seckel: Preface – Li-yun Bauer-Hsieh: The Stage on the Stage. Stage constructions on Temple Roofs in Southern China – Lars Berglund: His bimo is outstanding! An album of poetry, calligraphy and painting by Cheng Shifa (b 1921) – Helmut Brinker: Bokunô: Ink Farmer’s Brush Traces – Li-Qing Dai: Re-interpreting the Explanation of ‘lian’ er bufan in Sun Guoting’s Treatise on Calligraphy from Standard Cursive Script – Franziska Ehmcke: Reflections on the use of the word culture in the context of art: Do contemporary artists from China, Japan and Korea convey an «East Asian perspective»? – Jan Fontein: Xuankongsi, the Monastery Suspended from the Sky – Young-pil Kwon: The «Clash of Civilizations» and the Reconciliation with Art: Focussing on the Early Western Style Painting in Japan and China – Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch: Synaesthesia in Chinese Landscape Painting – Ursula Lienert: Some Aspects of Animal-shaped Lamps of the Han-Period (206 BCE–220 CE) – Rob Linrothe: Two Fieldnotes from Zangskar: A Kashmiri Sculpture in a Personal Shrine, and an Etymology of «Kanakani» Chorten – Christian Luczanits: Alchi and the Drigungpa School of Tibetan Buddhism: The Teacher Depiction in the Small Chörten at Alchi – Kyôtaro Nishikawa: Historical Traditions in the Preservation of Japanese Art – Antje Papist-Matsuo: Form and Colour: On the Decoration of Negoro Lacquers – Willibald Veit: Long Life for Tenthousand Years without End – Roderick Whitfield: The Harvard Buddha Reconsidered.