Burglind Jungmann
Burglind Jungmann is Professor Emerita of Korean art history at UCLA, and she also served as Adjunct Curator of Korean art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Jungmann, Burglind
Jungmann, Burglind
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Description: Painters as Envoys: Korean Inspiration in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Nanga
It is well known that Japanese literati painting of the eighteenth century was inspired by Chinese styles that found their way to Japan through trade relations. However, because Japanese and American art historians have focused on Japanese-Chinese ties, the fact that Japan also maintained important diplomatic—and aesthetic—relations with Korea during the same period has long been neglected. This important book examines the role of Korean embassies in shaping the new Japanese literati style, known as Nanga in Japan.

Burglind Jungmann describes the eighteenth-century Korean-Japanese diplomatic exchange and the circumstances under which Korean and Japanese painters met. Since diplomatic relations were conducted on both sides by scholars with a classical Chinese education, Korean envoys and their Japanese hosts shared a deep interest in Chinese philosophy, literature, calligraphy, and painting. Texts, such as Ike Taiga's letter to Kim Yusöng and Gion Nankai's poem for Yi Hyön, and accounts by Korean and Japanese diplomats, give a vivid picture of the interaction between Korean and Japanese painters and envoys. Further, the paintings done by Korean painters during their sojourns in Japan attest to the transmission of a distinctly Korean literati style, called Namjonghwa. By comparing Korean, Japanese, and Chinese paintings, the author shows how the Korean interpretation of Chinese styles influenced Japanese literati painters and helped inspire the creation of their new style.

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Print publication date October 2004 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780691114637
EISBN 9780300275612
Illustrations 101
Print Status out of print