China is the birthplace of one of the world's most ancient civilisations and an immense quantity and variety of cultural relics have been preserved on China's vast territory. Utilising a wealth of archaeological evidence, China's Cultural Relics provides an illustrated introduction to the artifacts that survive from different periods of Chinese history, and the collection and preservation of these precious relics in modern times. Covering a wide range of topics representative of Chinese culture, including pottery, porcelain, jade and bronze, Li Li provides a glimpse into ancient China.
Cambridge University Press
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Series: Introductions to Chinese Culture
20 September 2011
Foreword; 1. Painted pottery; 2. Jade artifacts; 3. Bronze ware; 4. Porcelain; 5. Sculpture; 6. Painting; 7. Furniture; 8. Arts and crafts; 9. The collection and preservation of cultural relics; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.
Li Li is a graduate of Peking University. A member of the China Archaeology Society and associate editor of Cultural Relics, published by the National Bureau of Cultural Relics of China, Li is the author of many books on the history of Chinese art and Chinese civilisation.