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Chinese Jade

Chinese Jade

3rd Edition

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Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186841

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  • The Chinese people have honoured, revered and cherished jade for over 8,000 years. Consequently, jade has played a unique role in the development of Chinese culture. Jade carvings survive not simply as beautiful works of art, but also as cultural relics shedding light on the spiritual life of ancient China. Utilising a wealth of archaeological evidence and illustrated with precious artifacts, Chinese Jade provides an introduction to the fascinating world of Chinese jade from ancient to modern times.

    • An accessible introduction to the exquisite, ancient world of Chinese jade
    • Written by a leading Chinese expert whose work is not widely available in the West
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186841
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 103 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Unveiling the mystery of jade: overview
    2. The sacred world: the time of jade for gods
    3. Imperial companions: the time of jade for kings
    4. Enter civil society: the time of jade for the people
    5. A colorful world: jade ware in modern times
    Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Author

    Ming Yu
    Yu Ming completed his postgraduate study at Beijing Normal University. He is deputy director of the Beijing Jade Culture Research Center and director of the Jade Collection Committee of the China Collectors' Association. Yu has spent many years dedicated to the research of jade ware and the dissemination of jade culture. Yu has published numerous books on Chinese jade, has participated in the development of a seven-part documentary on jade and has won awards for his work on cultural relics.

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