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China's terracotta warriors : the first emperor's legacy

Author: Yang Liu; Edmund Capon
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : MIA, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, [2012] ©2012
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"With contributions from leading scholars, this fully illustrated catalogue represents a panoramic view of Qin artistic, military, and administrative achievements under the powerful First Emperor, who unified China in 221 BCE. In addition, it examines the period of Chinese history preceding the emperor's reign and the role of earlier Qin rulers in the evolution of a small state into a superpower."--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin Shi Huang, empereur de Chine; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yang Liu; Edmund Capon
ISBN: 9780980048490 0980048494
OCLC Number: 824350105
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition "China's Terracotta Warriors : the First Emperor's Legacy"; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, October 28, 2012-January 20, 2013; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, February 22-May 27, 2013"--Title page verso.
Description: 302 pages : color illustrations, maps (1 color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Zhao Rong --
Director's foreword / Kaywin Feldman --
Acknowledgments --
Map and chronology --
Five decisive events in the rise of the State of Qin / Jeffrey Riegel --
From the "barbarian" land: recent discoveries in the archaeology of the Qin in Gansu / Liu Yang --
City, palace, and burial: an archaeological perspective on Qin culture in Shaanxi / Liu Yang --
Objects from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods / Liu Yang --
The first emperor: his life, achievements, and vision / Liu Yang --
The Qin Army and its antecedents / Albert E. Dien --
Inheritance and innovation: Qin bronze, gold, and jade / Liu Yang --
The discovery and excavation of the Terracotta Army / Yuan Zhongyi --
The first emperor's tomb complex / Liu Yang --
The making of the Terracotta Army / Liu Yang --
The first emperor's army: realism, naturalism, symbolism / Edmund Capon --
What happened to the first emperor's afterlife spirit? / Eugene Wang --
Objects from the Qin Dynasty / Liu Yang --
Glossary of Chinese characters --
Further reading --
Image credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Liu Yang ; with contributions by Edmund Capon, Albert E. Dien, Jeffrey Riegel, Eugene Wang, Yuan Zhongyi.

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