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Cultural atlas of China

Author: Caroline Blunden; Mark Elvin
Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Includes feature articles on Taiwan, the Chinese Diaspora, and China's natural environment with a focus on the water and the Three Gorges Dam project.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Blunden; Mark Elvin
ISBN: 0816038147 9780816038145
OCLC Number: 39368573
Notes: "An Andromeda book"--Title page verso.
Description: 240 pages : llustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Space --
The land and its peoples --
The natural environment --
pt. 2. Time --
The Archaic world --
The foundation of a culture --
Neolithic art --
Kinship and kingship --
Bronze age art --
The empire of Qin --
The underground army --
The Imperial age --
Politics and power --
Grand canals --
Art of the Imperial age --
The evolution of society --
Art of the Late Empire --
The Modern age --
Prospect and retrospect --
The film of events --
Art of the modern age --
Contemporary art --
pt. 3. Symbols and society --
Language, writing and calligraphy --
Voices in poetry --
From Confucius to Confucianism --
Religion --
Temple and palace architecture --
Medicine and geomancy --
Principles of mathematics --
Chinese ingenuity --
Ceramics --
Music in society --
Theater --
Family life --
China and the West --
Taiwan --
The Chinese diaspora.
Responsibility: by Caroline Blunden and Mark Elvin.

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A revised edition of this history of the world's oldest civilisation. The CULTURAL ATLAS series aims to evoke the spirit and vitality of the world's great civilisations, past and present, through  Read more...

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