9780615471808

5,000 Years of Chinese Jade : Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

  • ISBN 13:

    9780615471808

  • ISBN 10:

    0615471803

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/14/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

5,000 Years of Chinese Jadeis a concise visual survey of art-historically important jade spanning the Neolithic period to the 19th century, offering a stunning visual journey through themes and time periods important in the history of jade in China. The book is arranged chronologically in five main periods: Neolithic, Shang to Zhou dynasty, Han to Song dynasty, Yuan and Ming dynasties, and the Qing dynasty. Primary subjects and themes include ritual objects, weapons, scholars' objects, adornments and jewellery, and vessels, providing an important new resource for the study of Chinese jade. John Johnston is Coates-Cowden-Brown Curator of Asian Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Chan Lai Pik is a research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lin Shwu Shin is the author of Jade: Chi'ng Dynasty Treasures.

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