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China : Visions through the Ages.

By: Bekken, Deborah A.
Contributor(s): Niziolek, Lisa C | Feinman, Gary M | Skwerski, Thomas A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (363 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780226456171.Subject(s): China-Antiquities | Field Museum of Natural History-Art collectionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: China : Visions through the AgesDDC classification: 931.0074/77311 LOC classification: DS714Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Introduction (Lisa C. Niziolek, Deborah A. Bekken, and Gary M. Feinman) -- Timeline -- 1. Building the China Collections at The Field Museum (Deborah A. Bekken) -- SECTION 1: Diverse Landscapes, Diverse Ways of Life -- 2. Domestication and the Origins of Agriculture in China (Gary W. Crawford) -- HIGHLIGHT 1: Zhoukoudian: Peking Man and Evidence for Human Evolution in East Asia (Chen Shen) -- 3. China during the Neolithic Period (Gary M. Feinman, Hui Fang, and Linda M. Nicholas) -- SECTION 2: Ritual and Power, War and Unification -- 4. The Bronze Age in China: What and When (Yung-ti Li) -- HIGHLIGHT 2: Sanyangzhuang: Life and Death in the Yellow River Floodplain (Tristram R. Kidder and Haiwang Liu) -- 5. Written on Bamboo and Silk, Inscribed in Metal and Stone: Varieties of Early Chinese Writing (Edward L. Shaughnessy) -- HIGHLIGHT 3: Consort Hao's Inauspicious Delivery (Edward L. Shaughnessy) -- SECTION 3: Shifting Power, Enduring Traditions -- 6. Along the River during the Qingming Festival: A Living Painting with a Long History (Lu Zhang) -- HIGHLIGHT 4: Conserving a Treasure: Preparing Along the River during the Qingming Festival for Display (Rachel Freeman and Shelley R. Paine) -- 7. Men of Culture: Scholar-Officials and Scholar-Emperors in Late Imperial China (Fan Jeremy Zhang) -- HIGHLIGHT 5: Commemorating a Gathering of Friends: The Lanting Xu Rubbing (Yuan Zhou) -- SECTION 4: Beliefs and Practices, Symbols and Stories -- 8. Daoism and Buddhism in Traditional China (Paul Copp) -- HIGHLIGHT 6: Sealed in Time: A Manuscript from Dunhuang (Yuan Zhou) -- 9. Shadows between Worlds: Chinese Shadow Theater (Mia Yinxing Liu) -- SECTION 5: Crossing Boundaries, Building Networks -- 10. The Silk Road: Intercontinental Trade and the Tang Empire (Lin Meicun and Ran Zhang).
11. The Java Sea Shipwreck and China's Maritime Trade (Lisa C. Niziolek) -- HIGHLIGHT 7: Herbs and Artifacts: Trade in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Amanda Respess) -- Conclusion: Legacies of Qin Unification: A Hinge Point of Chinese History (Gary M. Feinman) -- References -- Index.
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Intro -- Contents -- Introduction (Lisa C. Niziolek, Deborah A. Bekken, and Gary M. Feinman) -- Timeline -- 1. Building the China Collections at The Field Museum (Deborah A. Bekken) -- SECTION 1: Diverse Landscapes, Diverse Ways of Life -- 2. Domestication and the Origins of Agriculture in China (Gary W. Crawford) -- HIGHLIGHT 1: Zhoukoudian: Peking Man and Evidence for Human Evolution in East Asia (Chen Shen) -- 3. China during the Neolithic Period (Gary M. Feinman, Hui Fang, and Linda M. Nicholas) -- SECTION 2: Ritual and Power, War and Unification -- 4. The Bronze Age in China: What and When (Yung-ti Li) -- HIGHLIGHT 2: Sanyangzhuang: Life and Death in the Yellow River Floodplain (Tristram R. Kidder and Haiwang Liu) -- 5. Written on Bamboo and Silk, Inscribed in Metal and Stone: Varieties of Early Chinese Writing (Edward L. Shaughnessy) -- HIGHLIGHT 3: Consort Hao's Inauspicious Delivery (Edward L. Shaughnessy) -- SECTION 3: Shifting Power, Enduring Traditions -- 6. Along the River during the Qingming Festival: A Living Painting with a Long History (Lu Zhang) -- HIGHLIGHT 4: Conserving a Treasure: Preparing Along the River during the Qingming Festival for Display (Rachel Freeman and Shelley R. Paine) -- 7. Men of Culture: Scholar-Officials and Scholar-Emperors in Late Imperial China (Fan Jeremy Zhang) -- HIGHLIGHT 5: Commemorating a Gathering of Friends: The Lanting Xu Rubbing (Yuan Zhou) -- SECTION 4: Beliefs and Practices, Symbols and Stories -- 8. Daoism and Buddhism in Traditional China (Paul Copp) -- HIGHLIGHT 6: Sealed in Time: A Manuscript from Dunhuang (Yuan Zhou) -- 9. Shadows between Worlds: Chinese Shadow Theater (Mia Yinxing Liu) -- SECTION 5: Crossing Boundaries, Building Networks -- 10. The Silk Road: Intercontinental Trade and the Tang Empire (Lin Meicun and Ran Zhang).

11. The Java Sea Shipwreck and China's Maritime Trade (Lisa C. Niziolek) -- HIGHLIGHT 7: Herbs and Artifacts: Trade in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Amanda Respess) -- Conclusion: Legacies of Qin Unification: A Hinge Point of Chinese History (Gary M. Feinman) -- References -- Index.

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The book's stated purpose is to provide context and historical background, not a survey of Chinese history, culture, or art. It is a collective effort of some 100 staff curators and 75 consultants on the exhibits of the Cyrus Tang Hall of China in the Field Museum, Chicago, a major depository of Chinese artifacts. The book mirrors the hall's five galleries: Paleolithic to Neolithic, Bronze Age to the first empire (Qin), the imperial system and power, religions and performances, and the Silk Routes that connect China to Central Asia. Each section has two articles on some of the 350 displayed rare bronzes, ceramics, textiles, and rubbings. An introduction traces the collection's modest 1893 presence in the Columbian Museum of Chicago and its growth in the last century. The collection is Chinese antiquity, but its presentation in the Tang Hall reveals the marvel of the digital age and the beneficence of Cyrus Tang, an extraordinary entrepreneur and philanthropist who came to the US in 1950 from Hong Kong. A short concluding essay addresses the enduring legacy of Qin, China's first imperial dynasty. There are 18 maps and 189 figures/photographs. An impressive book printed on quality paper, especially for those interested in Chinese antiquity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; professionals. --H. T. Wong, emeritus, Eastern Washington University

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