Semiotic Analysis of the Auspicious Images of Jade Objects from the Han Dynasty, China (70827)

Session Information: Cultural Studies/Chinese Studies
Session Chair: Meng Li

Monday, 22 May 2023 13:30
Session: Session 2
Room: Room C (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The Han Dynasty was a flourishing period in China's jade development history. Han Jade's artistic style and connotation were rich and colorful, profoundly influencing later generations. The extant literature documents Han Dynasty jade as a vehicle for recording the nation's history and religious, cultural, and ideological development. However, it does not provide a theoretical framework for using semiotics to analyze auspicious images of Han dynasty jade. The present study adopted applied semiotic theory to interpret the functional and psychological aspects of auspicious images of Han Dynasty jade. 102 image samples were collected and analyzed using the KJ method. The findings show that Chinese cosmology, philosophical beliefs, federal convictions, and traditions have significantly influenced Han Dynasty jade. The future of sustainable jade design should be based on a traditional cultural understanding of China. These results provide new insights into developing effective design strategies to enhance the auspicious jade design.

Miao Su, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Velu Perumal, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Irwan Syah Md. Yusoff, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Abdul Rohim Tualeka, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Su Miao is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She specializes in the fields of culture and design. Her research focuses on exploring the cultural expressions of Chinese arts and crafts.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00