The Archaeology Of Early China

Author : Gideon Shelach-Lavi
ISBN : 9781316194010
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 53.69 MB
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This volume aims to satisfy a pressing need for an updated account of Chinese archaeology. It covers an extended time period from the earliest peopling of China to the unification of the Chinese Empire some two thousand years ago. The geographical coverage includes the traditional focus on the Yellow River basin but also covers China's many other regions. Among the topics covered are the emergence of agricultural communities; the establishment of a sedentary way of life; the development of sociopolitical complexity; advances in lithic technology, ceramics, and metallurgy; and the appearance of writing, large-scale public works, cities, and states. Particular emphasis is placed on the great cultural variations that existed among the different regions and the development of interregional contacts among those societies.
Category: Social Science

The Cambridge History Of Ancient China

Author : Michael Loewe
ISBN : 0521470307
Genre : History
File Size : 47.58 MB
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A survey of the cultural history of pre-Imperial China. Historians and archaeologists cover the Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn, Warring States, Neolithic background, language, intellectual history, relations with central Asia, and the debts of the Qin and Han empires to these periods. There are chapters on institutional history, based on both traditional and palaeographic literature, and on material culture.
Category: History

Pathways To The Afterlife

Author : Julia M. White
ISBN : 0824815386
Genre : Art
File Size : 80.52 MB
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Nicely produced catalog for an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum. Features 43 ceramic and bronze jars, bowls, cups, and flasks, and traces the progression of Chinese design and decoration from its beginnings at the hands of Neolithic potters up to the creation of funerary wares by Han and Tang cra
Category: Art

The New Cultural Atlas Of China

Author : Tim Cooke
ISBN : 0761478752
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 59.17 MB
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Discusses the history of cultural life in archaic and imperial China, providing information on literature, calligraphy, religion, architecture, medicine, music and theater, and family life.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

Author : Brian M. Fagan
ISBN : 9780195076189
Genre : Religion
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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings
Category: Religion

Early China

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ISBN : UOM:39015031563508
Genre : China
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Category: China

Encyclopedia Of Ancient Asian Civilizations

Author : Charles Higham
ISBN : 9781438109961
Genre : Asia
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Discusses the historical and cultural changes that occurred in Asia throughout history.
Category: Asia

The Ancient Highlands Of Southwest China

Author : Alice Yao
ISBN : 9780190493790
Genre : History
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Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age polities. Their distinctive material tradition--intricately cast bronze kettle drums and cowrie shell containers--has given archaeologists and historians a glimpse of the extraordinary wealth, artistry, and power exercised by highland leaders over the course of the first millennium BC. In the first century BC, Han imperial conquest reduced local power and began a process of cultural assimilation. Instead of a clash between center and periphery or barbarism and civilization, this book examines the classic study of imperial rule as a confrontation between different political temporalities. The author provides an archaeological account of the southwest where Bronze Age landscape formations and funerary traditions bring to light a history of competing warrior cultures and kingly genealogies. In particular, the book illustrates how mourners used funerals and cemetery mounds to transmit social biographies and tribal affiliations across successive generations. Han incorporation thus entangled the orders of state time with the generational cycles of local factions, foregrounding the role of time in the production of power relations in imperial frontiers. The book extends approaches to empires to show how prehistoric time frames continue to shape the futures of frontier subjects despite imperial efforts to unify space and histories.
Category: History