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Chinese Arts and Crafts

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ISBN-10: 0521186552

ISBN-13: 9780521186551

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Jian Hang, Qiuhui Guo

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Chinese arts and crafts enjoy a unique reputation in the history of material culture and civilisation. For several thousand years, crafts have echoed the rhythm of daily life in China. From rural society to the imperial court, these crafts have served a practical purpose, constantly evolving with changes in lifestyle. In this illustrated introduction Hang Jian and Guo Qiuhui discuss the colorful history and development of distinctive Chinese crafts, including ceramics, furniture, clothing and decorative arts.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.06" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Charlotte Gerlings is an expert in several art mediums, including needlecraft and fabric arts. She graduated in Publishing from Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) and since then has worked as a book designer, writer and editor. She lives in South West London and is currently studying at Wimbledon School of Art for her MA in Fine Art. She is the author of several books, including Sewing, Patchwork, Cross Stitch, Knitting & Crochet, and 100 Great Artists.Hang Jian is Professor and Deputy Dean of the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. A graduate of the Central Academy of Arts, Beijing and previously a senior visiting scholar at Cornell University, Hang Jian has…    

Guo Qiuhui completed his doctoral studies at the Department of Art History, Tsinghua University. Currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, he has co-authored various books on Chinese art.

The traditional arts and crafts of China
Prehistoric China
The Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties (2070BC - 771BC)
The Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period (770BC-221BC)
The Qin and Han dynasties (221BC-220AD)
The Six Dynasties (220-580)
The Sui, Tang and Five dynasties (581-960)
The Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan dynasties (960-1368)
The Ming and Qing dynasties and the Republic of China (1368-1949)
Materials for daily use
Bronze ware
Printing and Dyeing
Silk Weaving
Gold and silverware, glassware, and enamelware
Bamboo, wood and ivory carving
Paper Cutting
Traditional New Year Pictures
Plays and playing
Shadow puppets
Commercial arts
Shop signs
Legends related to arts and crafts
Traditional crafts in modern China
Appendix: Chronological table of Chinese dynasties