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The search for immortality : tomb treasures of Han China

Author: James C S Lin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
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During the last two centuries BC, the Western Han dynasty of China forged the first stable empire covering all of China and presided over a golden age that shaped much of subsequent Chinese art and culture. From family values to the structure of the civil service, Han thinking and philosophy continue to pervade Chinese society up to the present day - indeed, the majority of Chinese people consider themselves 'Han  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C S Lin
ISBN: 9780300184341 0300184344
OCLC Number: 762688691
Description: xvii, 356 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Contents: The Han Empire --
The History of the Han Empire / Michael Loewe --
The kingdoms of Chu of the Warring States and the Han Empire / Michael Loewe --
The Han Empire and Its Northern Neighbours : The Fascination of the Exotic / Jessica Rawson --
Archaeological Discoveries Relating to the Maritime Trade of the Kingdom of Nanyue / Hong Quan ; translated by Tao Tao Chang --
The Imperial Family Members of the Chu Kingdom at Xuzhou --
Excavations and Studies of the Western Han Tombs of the Chu Kings / Yinde Li ; translated by Nicole T.C. Chiang --
The Hierarchical Burial System of Han Tombs as Seen in Xuzhou / James C.S. Lin --
The Semi-Sinicised Kingdom of Nanyue at Guangzhou --
Archaeological Discoveries of the Nanyue Kingdom / The Museum of the King of Nanyue ; translated by Nicole T.C. Chiang --
The Unknown Emperor at Guangzhou / James C.S. Lin --
Burial Practice during the Han Dynasty --
Feeding in the Afterlife / Roel Sterckx --
Protection in the Afterlife / James C.S. Lin --
Catalogue Entries --
Objects from the Xuzhou Museum --
Objects from the Museum of the King of Nanyue --
Appendices: Some Sites of Han Tombs in Xuzhou --
Glossary of Words and Names.
Responsibility: [edited by] James C.S. Lin.

Abstract:

During the last two centuries BC, the Western Han dynasty of China forged the first stable empire covering all of China and presided over a golden age that shaped much of subsequent Chinese art and culture. From family values to the structure of the civil service, Han thinking and philosophy continue to pervade Chinese society up to the present day - indeed, the majority of Chinese people consider themselves 'Han Chinese'. In the search for immortality, the Han imperial family left an artistic legacy of spectacular beauty and power. The finest of these treasures to have survived - including exquisite jades, silver and goldwork, bronzes and ceramics - have been found in the tombs of the Han imperial family and of a revival 'emperor' of Nanyue.
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