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The Wu Liang Shrine : the ideology of early Chinese pictorial art

Author: Wu Hung
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The funerary shrine of the Confucian scholar Wu Liang, created in AD 151, is the most important surviving pre-Buddhist monument in China. That is to say, it is the most important single work of visual art from the centuries that set the patterns of Chinese thought for almost two millennia. The importance of the shrine lies in the beauty of the stone reliefs on its walls and, especially, in the remarkably  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Liang Wu; Liang Wu; Liang Wu; Liang Wu
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wu Hung
ISBN: 0804715297 9780804715294
OCLC Number: 18962029
Description: xxiii, 412 pages, [1] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Part I.A Thousand Years of Scholarship: The Wu Family Shrines: 1. Excavations and primary studies of the material remains ; 2. A historiography of the study of the Wu family shrines --
Part II. The Wu Liang Shrine Carvings: A Pictorial Universe: 3. The ceiling: heavenly omens ; 4. The gables: the world of immortality ; 5. The walls: human history ; Epilogue: the ideology of the Wu Liang shrine carvings --
Appendixes --
Reference matter.
Responsibility: Wu Hung.
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The funerary shrine of the Confucian scholar Wu Liang, created in AD 151, is the most important surviving pre-Buddhist monument in China. The importance of the shrine lies in the stone reliefs on its  Read more...

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