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Aesthetic Perspective of the land in the worship of Cultural Studies

Author: FanShuMin
Tutor: ChenWei
School: Shanghai Normal University
Course: Literature and Art
Keywords: earth-worship earth-mother Reproductive worship feminine gender Harmony Cultural ecology
CLC: G122
Type: PhD thesis
Year: 2009
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Thesis research is about the Earth-worship and cultural aesthetic thought. Besides the introduction, it is divided into five chapters. The first chapter is about the evolution of the Earth-worship and Cultural Interpretation. The Earth-worship is divided into a number of different and functions of gods from Primitive worship to agricultural civilization period, for instance, "She", "Gao’mei", "Hou’tu", "Tu’di’gong". It displays the different divine nature, natural god to personality god, agricultural god to political series god, mainstream god to edge god, religious god to common custom god and so on. The primitive thought is "Earth-Mother "and Reproductive worship ,which Not only expresses the different land gods worship and ritual practices, but also displays the idea of "return to tomb" and customs of burial.ChapterⅡis about occurrence of the Earth-worship and cultural characteristics of aesthetic culture. First, the origin of land-worship culture and cultural interpretation, and the other is the land of worship and cultural and aesthetic spirit of national identity. The concept of "all native" is the source of generation and nurture, which expresses both religious and secular land care practices of worship and their rites. Such a Earth-worship and belief is also a typical manifestation of the Chinese traditional culture-negative characteristics, the characteristics of the overall harmony, interdependent nature, cycle of life, and rebirth of the national spirit awareness and eco-aesthetic thinking, which has a very important reference To return to eco-ethics and the reconstruction of ecological civilization.ChapterⅢof Earth-worship of culture and thinking of traditional Chinese aesthetics. This Chapter includes five parts, First, parents and the world of "yin" and " yang "harmony of cultural analysis; Second, the world of worship and "Tian-yu and Di-fang" Culture; Third, worship heaven and earth in ancient China with the "color is still" concept; Fourth World worship and Confucian ethics Physics; five land of worship and Taoism ecological aesthetics. Heaven and Earth as the most influential important natural objects are the best carriers to expression of the psychological needs, and result in China’s ancient religious beliefs. It forms many concepts, such as Tian-Father and Di-mother, Tian-yang and Di-yin, Tian-round and Di-side , Tian-xuan and Di-huang、which concepts have not only the level of understanding of the meaning of philosophy, but also contains a wealth of aesthetic content. On the one hand, it reflects the ancient Chinese Concept of yin and yang and "Tian- round and Di- side ", "Tian-xuan and Di-huang"; These concepts such as "round", "side", "mysterious", "yellow" are not only of objective characterization of the external shape, but also of subjective perception with moral means and the spirit of aesthetic values. On the other hand, the mainstream of thinking in Chinese tradition of Confucianism and Taoism can clearly see the impact of Earth-worship culture, Such as philosophy of life having the wisdom of "Zhi-yuan and Xing-fang", the aesthetic character of "Hou’de and zai’wu", the balance of wisdom of "Zhong’gui and zhong’ju"; Taoism’s " regressus ad uterum" and Taoism thinking of the negative characteristics.ChapterⅣis about the Land of Chinese culture and the aesthetic spirit of national identity of myths and legends. On the one hand, that explains the myth of the Earth of aesthetic culture from Myth Motif and The myth of the prototype; On the other hand, which carries out a comparative study about the Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, and India. By comparing the different Chinese and Western earth-worship, We can have a better understanding of the Chinese culture and aesthetic characteristics of national identity.ChapterⅤis the reality of the meaning of ecological aesthetics of earth-worship. The problem of Ecology has become a current hot social problem. From a historical point of view of the vertical, the relationship between man and nature in general has gone through three stages, the relationship between man and nature reflected in confusion and fear in the original period; the relationship reflected confrontation and conflict with the beginning of the rise of anthropocentrism in period of the agricultural society and the industrial age; in the post-industrial era, people are conscious of peaceful coexistence with nature, the relationship reflected harmony and responsive performance, this stage is still in an experimental stage and our future goals and pursue. Chinese experience about the natural and human, and the concept of "harmony between man and nature", an organic view of nature, the whole universe as the mainstream thinking of the Confucianism and Taoism Confucianism, which show Chinese nature concept and harmony awareness and have an important reference to the sustainable development of human society. Since the 20th century, some of the points have been put forth , For example, ecological ethics, ecological aesthetics,sustainable development concept, self-criticism and self-reflection, which means that means a new stage coming between human and the natural habitat.The conclusion intensifies the important impact about the earth-worship on ancient Chinese culture and the current ecological crisis of reference.

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