Xing and Its Artistic Vigor
From the viewpoint of culture and anthropology, the meaning of Xing, as a key concept of ancient Chinese aesthetics, highlights some elements of the ancient Chinese culture, maintains the rudiments of the living experience and creative activity of the ancients and incorporates the critical and rational ideas of the subsequent years. Its present significance has become multi-dimensional. In history, the evolution of Xing has been also merging with other concepts to generate a few profound ideas, enriching its original meaning. For us, those ideas throw light on its generating potential and derivatives.