Su Shi, Creative Expression and the Politics of Daoism Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Su Shi, Creative Expression and the Politics of Daoism
A discussion on how Su Shi was accused of not having Daoist political sensibility.
# 142293 | 2,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Asian) , Religion and Theology (Eastern) , Asian Studies (General)


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The paper discusses how Su Shi as an aesthete was accused of not having Daoist political sensibility that was most important in the Song period. The paper indicates that this was not so, that his understanding of the society was excellent and within Daoist principles, and the artistic personality had its role to play in political and social thought and should not be seen as opposed to the collectivity or beyond it. The paper includes several excepts from poetry and essays and biographical notes.

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"Su Shi (1037-1101) argued that writing and other artistic expression were individual undertakings that need not conflict with the Daoist principles that were so important during the Song dynasty. Su Shi stressed that the dao was a force affecting the collectivity within which individuals had several roles that were just as aligned among creative writers as other social groups, the individual always fitting within the endless and universal energy of the dao. Unfortunately, his inquisitors were people to equate Daoism with communitarian ideas of human activity that fitted with..."

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