Chinese Art and Culture

Chinese Art and Culture

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For courses in Far Eastern Art and survey courses in Chinese Art History.This text discusses Chinese art within a variety of contexts--such as archaeological, cultural, historical, social, and ritual/religious. Organized both chronologically and thematically, it covers a full historical span--from the Neolithic era to contemporary art, and includes a wide range of media and settings for art--from elite to popular. An emphasis on the dynamic processes that effect the history of Chinese art: social, economic, political competition, urbanization, markets and tastes, and quests for cultural authority, allows specific works of art to be discussed in extensive detail, while setting them within larger explanatory narratives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.9 x 22.9mm | 1,315.43g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.), maps
  • 0130889695
  • 9780130889690
  • 1,996,830

Table of contents

1. Prehistoric Roots: Late Neolithic Cultures. 2. The Early Bronze Age: Shang and Western Zhou. 3. The Late Bronze Age: Eastern Zhou. 4. The First Empires: Qin and Han. 5. Age of Dharma: The Period of Division. 6. A New Imperial State: Sui and Tang. 7. Technologies and Cultures of the Song. 8. Official, Personal, and Urban Arts of the Yuan to Middle Ming. 9. Art Systems and Circulations: Late Ming to Middle Qing. 10. Identity and Community in 19th- and 20th Century Chinese Art.show more

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