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Picturing heaven in early China

Author: Lillian Lan-ying Tseng
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Distributed by Harvard University Press 2011.
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs, 336.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tian, or Heaven, had been used in China since the Western Zhou to indicate both the sky and the highest god. Examining excavated materials, Lillian Tseng shows how Han-dynasty artisans transformed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tseng, Lillian Lan-ying.
Picturing heaven in early China.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011003019
(OCoLC)676725374
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Lan-ying Tseng
ISBN: 9781684175093 1684175097
OCLC Number: 1012938215
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 446 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction: Images and references --
Constructing the cosmic view --
Engraving auspicious omens --
Imaging celestial journeys --
Highlight celestial markers --
Mapping celestial bodies --
Conclusion: Visibility and visuality.
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs, 336.
Responsibility: Lillian Lan-ying Tseng.

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