Collection Of Ancient Chinese Cultural Relics Volume 4


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A collection of ancient Chinese Cultural Relics from the period of the Three Kingdoms, Western and Eastern Jin Dynasties and Southern and Northern Dynasties, 220 to 589. It covers jade and bronze ware, gold and silver ware, porcelain, painting, calligraphy, stone carving, and handicrafts. The books covers jade and bronze ware, gold and silver ware, porcelain, painting, calligraphy, stone carving and handicrafts from the period of the Three Kingdoms, Western and Eastern Jin Dynasties and the Southern and Northern Dynasties, 220 to 589. Unified ancient China during the Qin and Han Dynasties ended with political division into the Three Kingdoms of the three states of Wei, Shu and Wu. Subsequent centuries witnessed frequent shifts in power, including the Western and Eastern Jin Dynasties of the Song, Qi, Liang and Chen, and Northern Dynasties of Northern Wi, Eastern Wi, Western Wei, Northern Qi and Northern Zhou. National reunification was finally achieved again in 589 when the Sui Dynasty overthrew the state of Chen. The break-up of the nation amid social unrest resulted in economic stagnation, greatly affecting the development of the jade manufacturing sector, having a direct contact with rituals and funerals. Changes in ideology and culture also led to people developing different ideas on the use of jades. Certainly, the development of Chinese jade reached its nadir during the period from the Wei and Jin to Southern and Northern Dynasties. The bronze ware that enjoyed a vogue from the Shang Dynasty also declined in popularity and usage. From the variety of art works to their style characteristics, hey basically continued the traditions of the Han Dynasty, but were rather poorly made compared with those produced during the Han period. National integration, however, led the people of various ethnic groups to learn from each other and helped form some common cultural characteristics. This can be found through the casting of bronze ware. Moreover, some bronze vessels also reflect the unique customs of certain ethnic groups to some extent. This book, the fourth in a ten-volume collection, brings to the English-speaking world a series of books from China which has been complied by an Expert Committee of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics. There are 367 descriptions.

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Collection Of Ancient Chinese Cultural Relics Volume 2


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In about the 11th century BC, the Shang Dynasty declined in national strength, and was destroyed by King Wu of Zhou and a capital was established in Haojing- west of what is now Xi'an, in Shanxi Province. This period is known as the Western Zhou Dynasty. Handicrafts were monopolised by the royal family and were characterised by more extensive distribution than the Shang Dynasty with more workshops and finer division of labour. Jade was only one of the many handicrafts and as something of value was very popular among royals and vassals. The pieces of importance were artefacts are: the Y3 Tomb of the Gongyu State in Baoji of Shaanxi, Guo State Tombs in Sanenxia, Luoyang, Henan Province and the Jing State tomb of Gong Yu State in Houma of Shanxi. From this period there are also bronze wares and ceramics. In this period bronze wares changed in type, shape and inscription, emblazonary and casting. Ceramics developed significantly and hand stamped hand-made pottery flourished. This book, the second in a ten-volume collection, brings to the English-speaking world a series of books from China which has been complied by an Expert Committee of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics. There are 383 descriptions.

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Collection Of Ancient Chinese Cultural Relics Volume 3


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After a period of many years, unification was the desire by all at the end of the Warring States Period. Six separate states, Han, Zhao, Yan, Wei, Chu and Qi unified with the establishment of a centralised feudal state. Although the Qin Dynasty was quickly overthrown due to tyranny, there was the implementation of a range of policies conducive to unification which had far-reaching and significant impacts on society lasting 2,000 years. The Han Dynasty followed and inherited the Qin system. In the Han Dynasty there were brilliant socio-political, economic, military, cultural and artistic achievements, and so this period occupies an important position in the history of the development of Chinese civilization. The Qin Dynasty was not long and few large tombs have been found, so little is known of the jade ware. From the Han Dynasty, much is known and representing the peak of Chinese jade ware. That is, in terms of number of pieces found, choice of materials and their design as well as the carvings. The bronze foundry industry became secondary and its scale of production was shrinking compared to the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. Gold and silver ware gradually developed to very advances stages. This book, the third in a ten-volume collection, brings to the English-speaking world a series of books from China which has been complied by an Expert Committee of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics. There are 383 descriptions.

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Collection Of Ancient Chinese Cultural Relics Volume 7


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This book, a collection of ancient Chinese cultural relics details relics from the Liao, Jin and Western Xia Dynasties, 916 to 1234 and the Yuan Dynasty, 1271 to 1368. It has relics of jade ad copper ware, gold and silver ware, pottery, porcelain, painting, and handicraft from the Liao, Jin and Western Xia Dynasties and others from the Yuan Dynasty. There are 250 relics. During the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties, northern nomads established a number of separate regimes. The Liao, Western Xia and Jin Dynasties. In the northeast, the Khitan people founded the Liao Regime and 916 and it was destroyed in 1125. The Liao, Jin and Western Xia Dynasties were ill founded by nomadic peoples, but under the influence of the Han people, who had a long history, the politics and cultures of these nomadic peoples took on a kind of duality. While they preserved the traditions of their respective nationalities, they also absorbed the culture of the Han people and gradually they even converted to Han customs. Jade objects were usually manufactured by the Han. For example, the Jade Ornament of Sprint Water Patter shows a scene of a falcon attacking a wild goose, which reflects the hunting life and the national character of the Khitan people. The ceramic industry attached great importance on the absorption of advanced porcelain-fired skills from the Central Plains, and a group of skilled craftsmen migrated to these areas. As a whole, the ceramic industry in these areas were inferior to those of the Central Plains-they had fewer workshops and were smaller kin size-but porcelain of some considerable quality was still produced there and different national styles were developed as well as skills and techniques in terms of shaping and adornment. The Liao state followed the lead of the Han people in establishing offical kilns in Shangjing Linhuangfu. In spite of their small size and relative short duration of usage, the kilns still produced high quality and artistic work. In the Liao, Jin and Western Xia Dynasties, calligraphy and painting were relatively underdeveloped and there were few great calligraphers or painters. However, large numbers of gold and silver objects have been found and were used in funerals, for adornment and worship. Jade was more popular in the Jin than in the Liao Dynasty. Yuan Dynasty 1271 to 1368 In the early period of the Yuan, the emergence of the nomadic Mongo people on the northern prairies was hardly noticed. In 1206, Genghis Khan, began building the Mongol empire. In 1276 the Yuan regime moved south and conquered the Southern Song Regime to reunite the whole country- the first time this had been done by a northern nomadic ethic group in China's history. This book, the seventh in a ten-volume collection, brings to the English-speaking world a series of books from China which has been complied by an Expert Committee of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics. There are 250 descriptions.

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Collection Of Ancient Chinese Cultural Relics Volume 1


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This book provides images in colour and describes Chinese relics from the primitive period, the Xia and Shang dynasties, 21st to 11th century BC.

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International Symposium On History Of Machines And Mechanisms


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The International Symposium on the History of Machines and Mechanisms is the main activity of the Permanent Commission (PC) for the History of Mechanism and Machine Science (HMM) of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). The first symposium, HMM2000, was initiated by Dr. Marco Ceccarelli and was held at the University of Cassino (Cassino, Italy) on May 11–13, 2000. The second symposium, HMM2004, was chaired by Dr. Marco Ceccarelli and held at the same venue on May 12–15, 2004. The third symposium, HMM2008, was chaired by Dr. Hong-Sen Yan and held at the National Cheng Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan) on November 11–14, 2008. The mission of IFToMM is to promote research and development in the field of machines and mechanisms by theoretical and experimental methods, along with their practical applications. The aim of HMM2008 is to establish an international forum for presenting and discussing historical developments in the field of Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS). The subject area covers all aspects of the development of HMM, such as machine, mechanism, kinematics, design method, etc., that are related to people, events, objects, anything that assisted in the development of the HMM, and presented in the forms of reasoning and ar- ments, demonstration and identification, and description and evaluation.

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Author by Hong-Sen Yan
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China Archaeology And Art Digest


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"A comprehensive quarterly digest and index of all quality Chinese publications in the archeological and art history fields;" includes also translated longer synopses of articles on topics covered, and a report of archeological news.

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Mural Paintings Of The Silk Road


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The papers of a colloquium on the subject of Mural paintings of the Silk Road attended by art historians, historians and archaeologists, scientists and conservators from East and West, held in Tokyo in 2006.

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Author by Kazuya Yamauchi
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China S Cultural Relics


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China's Cultural Relics provides an illustrated introduction to ancient Chinese artifacts and the preservation of these relics in modern times.

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Author by Li Li
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Weapons In Ancient China


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Author by Yang Hong
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