Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Taste for ChinaEnglish Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199950980

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 23 January 2020

The Chinese Touchstone of the Imagination

The Chinese Touchstone of the Imagination

Chapter:
(p.66) 2 The Chinese Touchstone of the Imagination
Source:
A Taste for China
Author(s):

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0003

Chinoiserie objects including furniture, porcelain, and tea appear in English writing from the Restoration through the early eighteenth century; over this period, they are recategorized from exotic curiosities to culturally privileged markers of English taste. While Restoration comedies exploit china’s hold on the English imagination for laughs, periodicals such as the Spectator and Tatler use things Chinese to identify and regulate the exercise of taste and imagination.

Keywords:   Chinoiserie, Wycherley, Addison, Spectator, Tatler, Taste, Imagination, Consumerism

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .