David Porter (NHC Fellow, 2002–03)

Project Title

China and the Invention of British Aesthetic Culture

University of Michigan

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2002–03

David Porter made substantial progress on the research for and writing of four new chapters of his book, provisionally titled China and the Invention of British Aesthetic Culture. He also revised and expanded two articles for publication, entitled "Beyond the Bounds of Truth: Cultural Translation and William Chambers' Chinese Garden" and "A Wanton Chase in a Foreign Place: Hogarth and the Gendering of Chinese Exoticism." He completed and independently published a Chinese computer software project entitled "Clavis Sinica," designed to help college-level students of the Chinese language.