Chinese English Glossary Of Cultural Relics And Archaeology

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ISBN : 7800475107
Genre : Archaeology
File Size : 67.5 MB
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本书是一本汉英对照的文博专业工具书,共收各类有关专业常用词汇万余条,分26个部分。内容涉及文物、考古、博物馆、青铜器、陶瓷等专业词汇。
Category: Archaeology

Decorative Designs In Chinese Art

Author : Alex Amies
ISBN : 9780983334828
Genre : Art
File Size : 46.9 MB
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This book is for readers to learn something about Chinese culture by looking at art. It describes decorative art on pottery, bronze ware, and many other art works and artifacts throughout Chinese history. It also tells the stories behind the decorative art.
Category: Art

Obedient Autonomy

Author : Erika E.S. Evasdottir
ISBN : 9780774829717
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.67 MB
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This original anthropological study explores a type of "obedient" autonomy that thrives on setbacks, blossoms as more rules are imposed, and flourishes in adversity and, in conjuction, examines the specialized and highly organized discipline of archaeology in China. It follows Chinese students on their journey to becoming full-fledged archaeologists in a bureaucracy-saturated environment. A masterly contextualization of archaeology in China, Obedient Autonomy shows how the discipline has accommodated itself to a Chinese social structure, and uncovers the moral, ethical, political, and economic underpinnings of that context.
Category: Social Science

Historical Dictionary Of The People S Republic Of China

Author : Lawrence R. Sullivan
ISBN : 9781442264694
Genre : History
File Size : 33.19 MB
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When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) assumed power in October 1949 China was one of the poorest nations in the world and so weak it had been conquered in the late 1930s and early 1940s by its neighbor Japan, a country one-10th its size. More than five decades later, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging economic, political, and major military power with the world’s fastest growing economy and largest population (1.35 billion in 2015). A member of the United Nations Security Council since the early 1970s and a nuclear power, China wields enormous influence in the world community while at home what was once a nation of largely poverty-stricken peasants and urban areas with little-to-no industry has been transformed into an increasingly urbanized society with a growing middle class and an industrial and service sector that leads the world in such industries as steel and textiles while becoming a major player in computers and telecommunications. All the while the country has remained under the tight political control of a one-party system dominated by the Chinese Communist Party that despite periods of intense political conflict and turmoil governs China with a membership in 2014 of 88 million people—the largest single organization on earth. This third edition of Historical Dictionary ofthe People's Republic of China contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about China.
Category: History

A Companion To Chinese History

Author : Michael Szonyi
ISBN : 9781118624609
Genre : History
File Size : 85.18 MB
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A Companion to Chinese History presents a collection of essays offering a comprehensive overview of the latest intellectual developments in the study of China’s history from the ancient past up until the present day. Covers the major trends in the study of Chinese history from antiquity to the present day Considers the latest scholarship of historians working in China and around the world Explores a variety of long-range questions and themes which serves to bridge the conventional divide between China’s traditional and modern eras Addresses China’s connections with other nations and regions and enables non-specialists to make comparisons with their own fields Features discussion of traditional topics and chronological approaches as well as newer themes such as Chinese history in relation to sexuality, national identity, and the environment
Category: History

Iron And Steel In Ancient China

Author : Donald B. Wagner
ISBN : 9004096329
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.23 MB
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A study of the production and use of iron and steel in early China, and simultaneously a methodological study of the reconciliation of archaeological and written sources in Chinese cultural history. Includes chapters on the technology of iron production based on studies of artifact microstructures.
Category: Social Science

Chinese Medical Qigong

Author : Kevin Chen
ISBN : 0857010174
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 28.6 MB
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Qigong is one of the most important aspects of traditional Chinese culture and medicine. In recent years, Qigong therapy has attracted more and more attention from modern medicine and science and is now widely applied in clinical settings to treat illness and promote well-being. Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, now in its third edition, used in colleges and universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating the traditional therapies of Qigong with the most recent outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study. This textbook will be an essential tool for medical students and healthcare professionals working in complementary and alternative therapies as well as for all those seeking a better understanding of the beneficial medical applications of Qigong.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Tibetan History Reader

Author : Gray Tuttle
ISBN : 9780231513548
Genre : History
File Size : 32.93 MB
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Answering a critical need for an accurate, in-depth history of Tibet, this single-volume resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies. Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, the volume is organized chronologically and regionally to complement courses in Asian and religious studies and world civilizations. Beginning with Tibet’s emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, this anthology offers both a general and specific history, connecting the actions of individuals, communities, and institutions to broader historical trends that shaped Asia and the world. With contributions from American, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan scholars, the collection reflects the international character of Tibetan studies and its multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives. Contributors address many aspects of Tibetan culture frequently neglected in popular accounts, and the editors render Tibetan person and place names in an easy-to-pronounce phonetic system—a key component increasing the volume’s accessibility. They also standardize complex and sometimes cryptic references to cited works, clearing the path for additional research in directly related and peripheral fields. By far the most concise scholarly anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader clarifies the history of Tibet, its relation to its neighbors, and its role in world affairs.
Category: History

The Historic Urban Landscape

Author : Francesco Bandarin
ISBN : 9781119968092
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 24.63 MB
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual developments in urban conservation. The authors offer unique insights from UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the book is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Examples are drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide from Timbuktu to Liverpool to demonstrate key issues and best practice in urban conservation today. The book offers an invaluable resource for architects, planners, surveyors and engineers worldwide working in heritage conservation, as well as for local authority conservation officers and managers of heritage sites.
Category: Architecture

The Great Bronze Age Of China

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9780870992261
Genre : Bronzes, Chinese
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Describes the Chinese Bronze Age, including the development of the Chinese state, writing, religion and architecture.
Category: Bronzes, Chinese