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The Resource Colors of veracity : a quest for truth in China, and beyond, Vera Schwarcz

Colors of veracity : a quest for truth in China, and beyond, Vera Schwarcz

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Colors of veracity : a quest for truth in China, and beyond
Title
Colors of veracity
Title remainder
a quest for truth in China, and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Vera Schwarcz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Colors of Veracity, Vera Schwarcz condenses four decades of teaching and scholarship about China to raise fundamental questions about the nature of truth and history. In clear and vivid prose, she addresses contemporary moral dilemmas with a highly personal sense of ethics and aesthetics. Drawing on classical sources in Hebrew and Chinese (as well as several Greek and Japanese texts), Schwarcz brings deep and varied cultural references to bear on the question of truth and falsehood in human consciousness. An attentiveness to connotations and nuance is apparent throughout her work, which redefines both the Jewish understanding of emet (a notion of truth that encompasses authenticity) and the Chinese commitment to zhen (a vision of the real that comprises the innermost sincerity of the seeker's heart-mind). Works of art, from contemporary calligraphy and installations to fake Chinese characters and a Jewish menorah from Roman times, shed light light on the historian's task of giving voice to the dread-filled past. Following in the footsteps of literary scholar Geoffrey Hartman, Schwarcz expands on the "Philomela Project, which calls on historians to find new ways of conveying truth, especially when political authorities are bent on enforcing amnesia of past traumatic events.Truth matters, even if it cannot be mapped in its totality. Veracity is shown again and again to be neither black nor white. Schwarcz' accomplishment is a subtle depiction of "fractured luminosity," which inspires and sustains the moral conviction of those who pursue truth against all odds
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digitized
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P@U
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1947-
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Schwarcz, Vera
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truth
  • Truth
  • Truth
  • China
  • Speculative Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
Label
Colors of veracity : a quest for truth in China, and beyond, Vera Schwarcz
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Gift of utterance: expanding vocabularies for truth -- Dainty as candle-lights: veiled truths and shadowy lies -- Philomela and the risk of history -- Truth: a muddy sprout -- No auditors in the courtroom of history
Control code
ocn930010676
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824868857
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824838751
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22573/ctt225rq6j
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not applicable
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not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930010676
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Colors of veracity : a quest for truth in China, and beyond, Vera Schwarcz
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Gift of utterance: expanding vocabularies for truth -- Dainty as candle-lights: veiled truths and shadowy lies -- Philomela and the risk of history -- Truth: a muddy sprout -- No auditors in the courtroom of history
Control code
ocn930010676
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824868857
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824838751
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225rq6j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930010676
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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