China : a history in objects
Harrison-Hall, Jessica, author.

China : a history in objects

Harrison-Hall, Jessica, author.


Personal Author
Harrison-Hall, Jessica, author.

Publication Information
London : New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2018.

Physical Description
351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

General Note
"The British Museum."

Early China : 5000-221 BC -- Empires : 221 BC-AD 960 -- Emperors, scholars and merchants : 960-1279 -- Mongols and Ming : 1271-1644 -- Qing: the last dynasty : 1644-1911 -- Modern China : 1911-present.

This illustrated introduction to the history of China offers a fresh understanding of China's progress from the Neolithic age to the present. Told in six chapters arranged chronologically, through art, artifacts, people, and places, and richly illustrated with expertly selected objects and artworks, it firmly connects today's China with its internationally engaged past. From the earliest archaeological relics and rituals, through the development of writing and state, to the advent of empire, the author charts China's transformation from ancient civilization into the world's most populous nation and influential economy, offering historical insights and cultural treasures along the way. This accessible book presents an eclectic mix of materials including Chinese theater, the decorative arts, costume, jewelry, and furniture-making, running through to the most recent diffusion of Chinese culture.

Subject Term
Material culture -- China.
Material culture -- China -- Pictorial works.

Geographic Term
China -- Antiquities.
China -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.
China -- History.
China -- History -- Pictorial works.

Added Corporate Author
British Museum.

Bibliographical References
Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-345) and index.

Field 805
npmlib 10702013 DS706 H373 ysh

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NPM LibraryDS706 H373 2018107020131B*二館西文書一區