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Studies in Chinese archaeology and art

Author: William Watson
Publisher: London : Pindar Press, 1997-1998.
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Two volumes collect Professor Watson's main smaller publications made in the course of museum and university careers. Many are specific studies of works in terms of cultural context, dating and historical significance. They contain mainly writing on Chinese, Japanese and Korean subjects, in particular the bronze art, ceramics and sculpture of the T'ang and earlier periods. Painting is treated in some closely defined  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watson, William, 1917-2007.
Studies in Chinese archaeology and art.
London : Pindar Press, 1997-1998
(OCoLC)645885472
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Watson
ISBN: 0907132944 9780907132943 0907132995 9780907132998
OCLC Number: 38530016
Notes: Collection of previously published articles.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. The lathe in antiquity --
Ancient Khorezm --
The Seligman gift --
A grave guardian from Ch'ang Sha --
A bronze mirror from Shao Hsing --
Recent discoveries in Chinese archaeology I & II --
A Buddhist patron of the refectory --
Chinese lacquered wine-cups --
The earliest Buddhist images of Korea --
Sung bronzes --
A dated Buddhist image of the northern Wei period --
A jade hatstand --
An inscribed jade cup from Samarqand --
A Chinese bronze bell of the fifth century BC --
A Chinese bronze figure of the fourth century BC --
The Kingdom of Tien and the Dong Son culture --
Inner Asia and China in the pre-Han period Overlay and p'ing-t'o in T'ang silverwork --
On T'ang soft-glazed pottery --
The Thai-British archaeological expedition --
Chinese ceramics from Neolithic to T'ang --
History and technological history --
Traditions of material culture in the territory of Ch'u --
The Chinese contribution to nomad culture in the pre-Han and early Han periods. v. 2. Styles of Mahayanist iconography in China --
On some categories of archaism in Chinese bronze --
Realistic style in the art of Han and T'ang China --
Divisions of T'ang decorative style --
Nara-e-hon --
The Chinese chariot : an insider's view --
Kok Charoen and the early metal age of central Thailand --
Tao-chi and the dialectic of landscape --
The city in ancient China --
Landscape elements in the early Buddhist art of China --
The progress of archaeology in China --
The individuality of the Honan tradition in the Shang period --
Categories of post-Yuan decorative bronzes --
Iran and China --
An interpenetration of opposites? : pre-Han bronze metallurgy in west China --
Textile decoration in the Edo period and its further implication --
The sources and development of style in pre-Han and Han lacquer ornament --
Precious metal : its influence on T'ang earthenware --
Chinese style in the paintings of the Istanbul albums.
Responsibility: William Watson.

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For more than forty years William Watson has occupied a unique place in the study and teaching of Chinese art in Great Britain. Professor Watson's publications cover a wide field, his command of  Read more...

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