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The History of Chinese Ceramics

Title
The History of Chinese Ceramics [electronic resource] / by Lili Fang.
ISBN
9789811990946
Edition
1st ed. 2023.
Publication
Singapore : Springer Nature Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (LIV, 1138 p.) 829 illus., 814 illus. in color.
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Summary
Adopting the perspective of anthropology of art and combining it with global academic insights, this book helps the readers to recognize that "history is, in great measure, the record of human activity which spreads from the local to the regional, from the regional to the global, and from the global to the universal." Readers will learn that China was not only the first country to create porcelain, but also the first to export it to the world, both the products and its techniques. Therefore, the history of Chinese ceramics reflects the history of Chinese foreign trade on the one hand and depicts the expansion of Chinese ceramic techniques and cultures on the other. In addition to ceramics types, molds, decoration, and techniques, the book analyzes the spiritual impacts and aesthetic conceptions embodied in the utensils of daily use by the Chinese literati. Therefore, it reaches the conclusion that ideological systems and not technological systems are what bring about social revolutions. In addition, the book is richly illustrated with pictures of earthenware and finely glazed pieces from later periods.
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Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 09, 2023
Series
China Academic Library,
China Academic Library,
Contents
Earthenware of the Neolithic Period
Ceramics of the Xia and Shang Dynasties
Ceramics of the Zhou Dynasty
Ceramics of the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period
Ceramics of the Qin and Han Dynasties
Ceramics of the Wei, Jin and the Southern and Northern Dynasties
Ceramics of the Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties
Ceramics of the Song, Liao and Jin Dynasties
Ceramics of the Yuan Dynasty
Ceramics of the Ming Dynasty
Ceramics of the Qing Dynasty.
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