China's Museums by Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

By Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

A part of the tutorial and fantastically produced Cultural China sequence, this e-book specializes in the wealth of gadgets and continues to be which were preserved on China’s large territory and underground, a lot of which has been amassed and exhibited in a variety of museums. In shiny colour, with illustrations and pictures accompanying the textual content all through.

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A group of iron objects excavated from the Northern Guangxi region indicate that Guangxi had entered the iron-culture stage by the Warring States period. Qin-dynasty evidence in Guangxi attests to a more than two-thousand-year-old practice of systematic canal-making in the region. Handynasty objects are primarily excavated from Hanperiod tombs and indicate that from this time onward the parallel cultures began to merge. The regional-culture treasures that are exhibited include bronze drums with carved inscriptions, lacquer painted bronze basins, bronze horses, bronze phoenix “The ancient bronze drums Exhibit” displayed in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Museum.

A number of the articles on display here are the earliest extant examples of certain weaving technologies in China. The Xinjiang Autonomous Region has long been a crossroads for many different kinds of people. Their diversity of scripts and cultures is exhibited in this museum through archaeological material, including documents in some twelve different scripts with a particularly large number from the Han-dynasty finds at Turfan. The documents cover military, economic, cultural, and political affairs.

Although these are not from the hands of famous painters, they still exhibit the vital Tang spirit. They include such subjects as women playing weiqi go or Chinese chess, children frolicking, ‘eight steeds,’ people dancing and so on. Other items in the collections include microliths, silver works of art, stone stelaes, coins and currency, ceramics, wooden articles. Of particular note are various foods from the Tang dynasty which, through the arid conditions, have been preserved over the passage of more than one thousand years.

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