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Sources Elsewhere: Early China
From Our Library: Books on Chinese Art
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on Chinese Art.
Art of Dynastic China by
Call Number: 709.31 WAT
Publication Date: 1983-03-01
Part one: the evolution of style: early traditions, the hieratic cycle, realistic art, architecture, philosophised art, decorative art.
Part two: many black and white photographs
Part three: the principal archaeological sites
China's Terracotta Warriors [DVD] by
Call Number: DVD 732 CHI
Publication Date: 2011
The story of China's 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The First Emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army.
The Arts of China by
Call Number: 709.51 SUL
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
Thoroughly revised and expanded history of Chinese art from the Neolithic period to the 1990s.
Treasures from the Great Bronze Age of China by
Call Number: 709.5 TRE
Publication Date: 1980-04-01
Large format paperback, catalog of an exhibition held in various venues throughout the USA, and including the famous Terra-Cotta Army. With 117 color plates and mono illustrations throughout text
From Our Library: Books on Early China
Berkshire Encyclopedia of China by
Call Number: REF 951.003 BER Vols. 1-5
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
In 5 large-format volumes and nearly 1,000 expert-written articles, the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China provides insight into Chinese history and culture today. The articles include everything from Adoption and Banking to Wound Literature and Zhou Dynasty.
The History of China by
Call Number: 951 WRI
Publication Date: 2001-04-30
Following a timeline of historical events, there is a discussion of geography, government, and population. Successive chapters cover China's early history, pre-imperial China, early imperial China, middle and late imperial China, the tumultuous 19th century, revolution and republic, the creation of the People's Republic to Mao's death, Deng's China, and China in the 1990s. Closes with a discussion of China's challenges in the 21st century-overpopulation, a graying population, and economic development. Brief biographical sketches of notable people in the history of China, a chronological list of Chinese dynasties, a glossary, and a bibliographic essay of recommended books included.
The Shape of the Turtle by
Call Number: 299.51 ALL
Publication Date: 1991-02-01
Attempts to decipher the missing Shang concepts of political order and its relationship to the world.
When Asia Was the World by
Call Number: 915.04 GOR
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Linked together by a web of religious, commercial, and intellectual connections, the different regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with commerce, international diplomacy, and the brisk exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a look at Asia from A.D. 700 to 1500, a time when Asia was the world, by describing the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers--the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture.
Sources Elsewhere: Chinese Art
From Our Library: Articles on World History Topics
The Home tab in the World History guide provides links to several library databases. They serve as good starting places for your research.
Remember that besides articles many databases also include photos and other illustrations, maps, charts, and primary sources!