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    DescriptionAn up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and prehistory of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory had both its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from that of China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the Northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites can be found here. The Hongshan culture with its Goddess Temple and female figurines is unique, with spectacular and unprecedented jade carving. Lower Xiajiadian culture has painted pottery that can be seen to be the forerunner to the magnificent Shang bronzes.

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    Beyond the Great Wall
    Archaeology of Northeast China
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Sarah Milledge Nelson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415117555
    ISBN 10: 0415117550

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, HIS008000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 10
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    DC22: 931
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    Abridged Dewey: 931
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 931
    LC classification: DS782.5.B4, DS782.5 .B49 1995
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 June 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'This fills a big gap in up-to-date information on Chinese prehistory in the English language. Nelson has performed a great service bringing this volume to fruition.' - New Scientist 'The book-like an archaeological dig itself - is filled wth tantalising information.' - THES
    Table of contents
    Preface Introduction Part I: Neolithic 1. Hongshan and Associated Cultures 2. New Discoveries and Analysis of the Houwa Site 3. New Neolithic Discoveries in Jilin Province 4. The Neolithic in Heilongjiang Province Part II: Bronze Age 5. Lower Xiajiadian Culture 6. Northern-type Bronzes in Liaoning Province 7. The Bronze Age in Jilin Province 8. The Bronze Age of the Song-nen Plain