9781938368899

All About Chinese Culture An Illustrated Brief History in 50 Treasures

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  • ISBN13:

    9781938368899

  • ISBN10:

    1938368894

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-04-20
  • Publisher: Shanghai Press
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Summary

As one of the few ancient civilizations in the world, China features a multidimensional cultural deposit in consistency and unification, endowing her history with a sense of perplexity and enchantment. Together in this book, we shall follow the historical trace of 50 national treasures of the museums through the time tunnel, and enjoy their stories buried in the past 5000 years. In this book, the Chinese history is divided into eight periods. The treasures selected as samples are precious collections from museums around the world, including ceramics, jades, bronze wares, paintings, bamboo slips, sculptures, gold wares, and silver wares. Rich in photographs and illustrations, the book introduces the most representative academic thoughts, moral education, religious beliefs, and folk customs in every period of the ancient China, and describes the interaction of Chinese and foreign cultures, as well as the spirit of the times and the cultural characteristics hidden behind them. In this way, the most crucial social concepts and the most attractive anecdotes in history will be revealed, and a sketch of Chinese culture will unfold in front of you.

Author Biography

Yang Guimei, graduated from Peking University majoring in archaeology, is a researcher and curator at the National Museum of China. She was responsible for planning and designing the exhibition “Passion for Porcelain: Masterpieces of Ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum” held in June 2012. Wang Yonghong, graduated from History Department of Peking University majoring in Chinese history, is a researcher and curator at the National Museum of China. She was in charge of the content design of the permanent exhibition “Ancient China” in the National Museum of China. She also served as designer and project director of multiple exhibitions.

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