Ideas about the Study of Chinese Aesthetic History in the 21st Century
WU Gong-zheng(Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Social Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210013, China)
Study of Chinese Aesthetic History in the 21st century should put great premium on the combination of aesthetic ideas and aesthetic mode. Chinese aesthetic history should not become the history of aesthetic theory. The writing of aesthetic history must focus on historical revival, realistic observation, phenomenal depiction, and experience exposure, together with the historical sense that embodies great ideas and historical perception, and must be synchronic and diachronic. Descriptions should be made by combining story telling with comments, historical facts with historical theories, judgment with perception, intellectual inquiries with experiences, individual case study with comprehensive consideration, and field study with textual research.