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Lineages and Their Places in Ancient China

Based on Recently Discovered Bronzes

Author: Edward Shaughnessy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9789629966393

Category: History

Page: 250

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Recent excavations of bronze artifacts from the Western Zhou dynasty (1046--771 B.C.) provide the focus for this collection of essays, which analyze the nature and patterns of lineages emerging from the tombs of ancient lords of states and historically significant individuals located throughout China, including Beijing, Shandong, Shanxi, and Gansu. The editor and his nine contributors provide detailed textual analyses of the inscriptions found on excavated bronze vessels. Their essays offer careful reconstructions of the genealogies, kinship structures, political identities, and relationship networks of leading court figures from Bronze-Age China. This rich scholarship makes important contributions to ancient Chinese archaeology by bringing to light archaeological evidence in support of new discoveries related to the chronology, warfare, and legal structure of the different realms that existed during the Western Zhou period.

Sources of Western Zhou History

Inscribed Bronze Vessels

Author: Edward L. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520910225

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The thousands of ritual bronze vessels discovered by China's archaeologists serve as the major documentary source for the Western Zhou dynasty (1045-771 B.C.). These vessels contain long inscriptions full of detail on subjects as diverse as the military history of the period, the bureaucratic structure of the royal court, and lawsuits among the gentry. Moreover, being cast in bronze, the inscriptions preserve exactly the contemporary script and language. Shaughnessy has written a meticulous and detailed work on the historiography and interpretation of these objects. By demonstrating how the inscriptions are read and interpreted, Shaughnessy makes accessible in English some of the most important evidence about life in ancient China.

Stalk Divination

A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching

Author: C. A. Cook,Zhao Lu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190648457

Category: History

Page: 216

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This book presents for the first time a full translation and analysis of a newly discovered bamboo divination manual from the fourth century BCE China, called the Stalk Divination Method (Shifa). It was used as an alternative to the better-known Zhouyi (popularly known as the I-Ching). The Shifa manual presents a competing method of interpreting the trigrams, the most basic elements of the distinctive sixty-four hexagrams in the Zhouyi. This newly discovered method looks at the combination of four trigrams as a fluid, changeable pattern or unit reflective of different circumstances in an elite man's life. Unlike the Zhouyi, this new manual provides case studies that explain how to read the trigram patterns for different topics. This method is unprecedented in early China and has left no trace in later Chinese divination traditions. Shifa must be understood then as a competing voice in the centuries before the Zhouyi became the hegemonic standard. The authors of this book have translated this new text and "cracked the code" of its logic. This new divination will change our understanding of Chinese divination and bring new light to Zhouyi studies.

Introduction to the Tsinghua Bamboo-Strip Manuscripts

Author: Guozhang Liu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900431234X

Category: History

Page: 242

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In Introduction to the Tsinghua Bamboo-Strip Manuscripts, Liu Guozhong explores the complexities of researching the Tsinghua strips, from the challenges that arise in their preservation, to the contribution they make for our understanding of Chinese history.

Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China

The Daybook Manuscripts of the Warring States, Qin, and Han

Author: Donald John Harper,Marc Kalinowski

Publisher: Handbook of Oriental Studies.

ISBN: 9789004310193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 517

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Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China is a comprehensive introduction to the daybook manuscripts found in Warring States, Qin, and Han tombs (453 BCE-220 CE) and intended for use in daily life.

Coping with the Future

Theories and Practices of Divination in East Asia

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004356789

Category: History

Page: 602

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Coping with the Future: Theories and Practices of Divination in East Asia offers contributions to various practical and theoretical aspects of divination from antiquity to the present in East Asia.

That Wonderful Composite Called Author

Authorship in East Asian Literatures from the Beginnings to the Seventeenth Century

Author: Christian Schwermann,Raji C. Steineck

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004279423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Did East Asian literatures lack a concept of authorship before their integration into classical modernity? Distinguishing various author functions, which can be distributed among several individuals, this edited volume covers the whole spectrum from composite to individual forms of authorship.

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia

Author: Hyunhee Park

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018684

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 9338

This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

The Buddhist Forum

Author: T. Skorupski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135751811

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Archaeology of Identity

Author: Margarita Diaz-Andreu,Sam Lucy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134738110

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Bringing together a wealth of scholarship which provides a unique integrated approach to identity, The Archaeology of Identity presents an overview of the five key areas which have recently emerged in archaeological social theory: * gender * age * ethnicity * religion * status. This excellent book reviews the research history of each areas, the different ways in which each has been investigated, and offers new avenues for research and exploring the connections between them. Emphasis is placed on exploring the ways in which material culture structures, and is structured by, these aspects of individual and communal identity, with a particular examination of social practice. Useful for social scientists in sociology, anthropology and history, under- and postgraduates will find this an excellent addition to their course studies.

The Role of Japan in Modern Chinese Art

Author: Joshua A. Fogel

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780984590971

Category: Art

Page: 489

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Early Chinese Texts

A Bibliographical Guide

Author: Michael Loewe

Publisher: University of California Inst of East


Category: History

Page: 546

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On Their Own Terms

Author: Benjamin A. ELMAN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036476

Category: History

Page: 605

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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, imperial reformers, early Republicans, Guomindang party cadres, and Chinese Communists have all prioritized science and technology. In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries. In the end, he argues, the Chinese produced modern science on their own terms.

The Pot-King

The Body and Technologies of Power

Author: Jean-Pierre Warnier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004152172

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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The king of Mankon (Cameroon) acts as a container of ancestral substances he distributes to his people. This book shows how the exercise of power in a contemporary African kingdom is based on the implementation of bodily and material technologies.

Lifestyle and Entertainment in Yangzhou

Author: Lucie B. Olivová,Vibeke Børdahl

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 8776940357

Category: Art

Page: 488

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The Chinese city of Yangzhou has been of great cultural significance for many centuries, despite its destruction by invaders in the 17th and 19th centuries. It was a site of virtual pilgrimage for aspiring members of the Chinese educated class during the Ming and Qing periods. Moreover, because it was one of the foremost commercial centres during the late imperial period, it was the place where the merchant and scholarly classes merged to set new standards of taste and to create a cultural milieu quite unlike that of other cities, even other major centres in the region. The luxurious elegance of its gardens and the eminence of its artistic traditions meant that Yangzhou set aesthetic standards for the entire realm for much of the late imperial age. Over the years, particular regional forms of art and entertainment arose here, too, some surviving into the present time.


Innovation and Transformation in the Arts

Author: Sherman E. Lee

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9780810969087

Category: Art objects, Chinese

Page: 503

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Published to accompany an exhibition in New York City from February 1998, arising from collaboration between the Guggenheim Museum and China's Ministry of Culture, this is an exploration of the themes of innovation and transformation during the great eras of Chinese art, from the Neolithic period to the mid-19th century.

A Chinese Bestiary

Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas

Author: Richard E. Strassberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520298519

Category: Art

Page: 336

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A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries B.C.E., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine. The text also represents a wide range of beliefs held by the ancient Chinese. Richard Strassberg brings the Guideways to life for modern readers by weaving together translations from the work itself with information from other texts and recent archaeological finds to create a lavishly illustrated guide to the imaginative world of early China. Unlike the bestiaries of the late medieval period in Europe, the Guideways was not interpreted allegorically; the strange creatures described in it were regarded as actual entities found throughout the landscape. The work was originally used as a sacred geography, as a guidebook for travelers, and as a book of omens. Today, it is regarded as the richest repository of ancient Chinese mythology and shamanistic wisdom. The Guideways may have been illustrated from the start, but the earliest surviving illustrations are woodblock engravings from a rare 1597 edition. Seventy-six of those plates are reproduced here for the first time, and they provide a fine example of the Chinese engraver's art during the late Ming dynasty. This beautiful volume, compiled by a well-known specialist in the field, provides a fascinating window on the thoughts and beliefs of an ancient people, and will delight specialists and general readers alike.

Chinese Concepts of Privacy

Author: Professor Bonnie S McDougall,Bonnie S. McDougall,Anders Hansson

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: Design

Page: 241

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The contents range from inscriptions on early bronzes, personal letters in early imperial China, medical case histories in late imperial China, fictional representations of private experiences, and Liang Qichao's reevaluations of privacy to the values given to privacy by Lu Xun.

The Cultural Study of Music

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754326

Category: Music

Page: 376

View: 4735

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lacquerware in Asia

Today and Yesterday

Author: Monika Kopplin

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: 9789231038082

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 9989

Dating back several thousand years in Chinese history, the art of lacquer is one of the most ancient and venerable expressions of Asian culture. However, the survival of this traditional knowledge so firmly rooted in people's daily life is under threat. This book offers a comprehensive picture of both lacquer creative arts and craftsmanship, allowing comparisons among different methods and materials used in Cambodia, China, India, Korea, Japan Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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