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Delaware, OH 43015
OWU Connection Programs
Student: Harrison Nickels
Mentor: Xiaoming Chen (OWU Department of History)
Over the centuries of Chinese tradition, abundant art works were created as expressions of people’s views of life and as indications of the way they observed and understood the natural and human world around them. These works, therefore, are of grand importance for scholars today to glean information on the social, cultural, political, and economic environments of the time. Among the schools of the arts, quite a few had been under the influence of the Taoist philosophy. Specifically, the Taoist inherent concern with the passivity of life found its way in the works of artists, which, in a variety of ways, took on a passive approach to the progression of mundane events.