RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 41606205 LA English T1 The golden age of Chinese archaeology : celebrated discoveries from the People's Republic of China A1 Yang, Xiaoneng., National Gallery of Art (U.S.), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston., Asian Art Museum of San Francisco., PB National Gallery of Art ; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ; Yale University Press PP Washington; Kansas City; New Haven YR 1999 SN 0300081324 9780300081329 0894682458 9780894682452 AB "In the last fifty years, archaeological discoveries have altered traditional beliefs on the formation and development of the civilization of ancient China. This book and the exhibition that it accompanies cover the period from 5000 BCE to the 10th-century C.E. presenting more than 170 masterpieces in jade, stone, ivory bone, pottery, bronze, lacquer, bamboo, gold, and silver. Together these astonishing objects demonstrate that highly advanced artistic cultures originated in and flowered throughout a vast area. Earlier generations of scholars believed that a much smaller area, the Yellow River Valley, was the principal source and locus of Chinese civilization."--BOOK JACKET.