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Title China : a history in objects / Jessica Harrison-Hall.
Author Harrison-Hall, Jessica, author.
Publication London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2017.
Copyright date ©2017
Description 352 pages : Illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Call # 951 H
Note At foot of title: The British Museum.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-345) and index.
Summary 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 China -- Antiquities.
China -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.
China -- History.
China -- History -- Pictorial works.
Material culture -- China.
Material culture -- China -- Pictorial works.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Material culture. (OCoLC)fst01011739
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Addl. Author British Museum, associated name.
ISBN 9780500519707 (hardback)
0500519706 (hardback)

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