China in the Early Bronze Age

China in the Early Bronze Age
Title China in the Early Bronze Age PDF eBook
Author Robert L. Thorp
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages 321
Release 2013-03-25
Genre History
ISBN 0812203615

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One of the great breakthroughs in Chinese studies in the early twentieth century was the archaeological identification of the earliest, fully historical dynasty of kings, the Shang (ca. 1300-1050 B.C.E.). The last fifty years have seen major advances in all areas of Chinese archaeology, but recent studies of the Shang, their ancestors, and their contemporaries have been especially rich. Since the last English-language overview of Shang civilization appeared in 1980, the pace of discovery has quickened. China in the Early Bronze Age: Shang Civilization is the first work in twenty-five years to synthesize current knowledge of the Shang for everyone interested in the origins of Chinese civilization. China in the Early Bronze Age traces the development of early Bronze Age cultures in North and Northwestern China from about 2000 B.C.E., including the Erlitou culture (often identified with the Xia) and the Erligang culture. Robert L. Thorp introduces major sites, their architectural remains, burials, and material culture, with special attention to jades and bronze. He reviews the many discoveries near Anyang, site of two capitals of the Shang kings. In addition to the topography of these sites, Thorp discusses elite crafts and devotes a chapter to the Shang cult, its divination practices, and its rituals. The volume concludes with a survey of the late Shang world, cultures contemporary with Anyang during the late second millennium B.C.E. Fully documented with references to Chinese archaeological sources and illustrated with more than one hundred line drawings, China in the Early Bronze Age also includes informative sidebars on related topics and suggested readings. Students of the history and archaeology of early civilizations will find China in the Early Bronze Age the most up-to-date and wide-ranging introduction to its topic now in print. Scholars in Chinese studies will use this work as a handbook and research guide. This volume makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the formative stages of Chinese culture.




China in the Early Bronze Age

China in the Early Bronze Age
Title China in the Early Bronze Age PDF eBook
Author Robert L. Thorp
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages 322
Release 2006
Genre Art
ISBN 0812239105

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One of the great breakthroughs in Chinese studies in the early twentieth century was the archaeological identification of the earliest, fully historical dynasty of kings, the Shang (ca. 1300-1050 B.C.E.). The last fifty years have seen major advances in all areas of Chinese archaeology, but recent studies of the Shang, their ancestors, and their contemporaries have been especially rich. Since the last English-language overview of Shang civilization appeared in 1980, the pace of discovery has quickened. China in the Early Bronze Age: Shang Civilization is the first work in twenty-five years to synthesize current knowledge of the Shang for everyone interested in the origins of Chinese civilization. China in the Early Bronze Age traces the development of early Bronze Age cultures in North and Northwestern China from about 2000 B.C.E., including the Erlitou culture (often identified with the Xia) and the Erligang culture. Robert L. Thorp introduces major sites, their architectural remains, burials, and material culture, with special attention to jades and bronze. He reviews the many discoveries near Anyang, site of two capitals of the Shang kings. In addition to the topography of these sites, Thorp discusses elite crafts and devotes a chapter to the Shang cult, its divination practices, and its rituals. The volume concludes with a survey of the late Shang world, cultures contemporary with Anyang during the late second millennium B.C.E. Fully documented with references to Chinese archaeological sources and illustrated with more than one hundred line drawings, China in the Early Bronze Age also includes informative sidebars on related topics and suggested readings. Students of the history and archaeology of early civilizations will find China in the Early Bronze Age the most up-to-date and wide-ranging introduction to its topic now in print. Scholars in Chinese studies will use this work as a handbook and research guide. This volume makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the formative stages of Chinese culture.




The Archaeology of China

The Archaeology of China
Title The Archaeology of China PDF eBook
Author Li Liu
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 499
Release 2012-04-30
Genre History
ISBN 0521643104

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"Past, present and future "The archaeological materials recovered from the Anyang excavations ... in the period between 1928 and 1937 ... have laid a new foundation for the study of ancient China (Li, C. 1977: ix)." When inscribed oracle bones and enormous material remains were found through scientific excavation in Anyang in 1928, the historicity of the Shang dynasty was confirmed beyond dispute for the first time (Li, C. 1977: ix-xi). This excavation thus marked the beginning of a modern Chinese archaeology endowed with great potential to reveal much of China's ancient history.. Half a century later, Chinese archaeology had made many unprecedented discoveries which surprised the world, leading Glyn Daniel to believe that "a new awareness of the importance of China will be a key development in archaeology in the decades ahead (Daniel 1981: 211). This enthusiasm was soon shared by the Chinese archaeologists when Su Bingqi announced that "the Golden Age of Chinese archaeology is arriving (Su, B. 1994: 139--140)". In recent decades, archaeology has continuously prospered, becoming one of the most rapidly developing fields in social science in China"--




Violence, Kinship and the Early Chinese State

Violence, Kinship and the Early Chinese State
Title Violence, Kinship and the Early Chinese State PDF eBook
Author Roderick Campbell
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 363
Release 2018-05-03
Genre History
ISBN 1107197619

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The violence of war and sacrifice were not the antithesis of civilization at Shang Anyang, but rather its foundation.




Empires of Ancient Eurasia

Empires of Ancient Eurasia
Title Empires of Ancient Eurasia PDF eBook
Author Craig Benjamin
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 317
Release 2018-05-03
Genre History
ISBN 1107114969

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Introduces a crucial period of world history when the vast exchange network of the Silk Roads connected most of Eurasia.




The Origins of Chinese Civilization

The Origins of Chinese Civilization
Title The Origins of Chinese Civilization PDF eBook
Author David N. Keightley
Publisher Univ of California Press
Pages 664
Release 1983-01-01
Genre History
ISBN 9780520042292

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An Economic History of China

An Economic History of China
Title An Economic History of China PDF eBook
Author Richard von Glahn
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 477
Release 2016-03-10
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1107030560

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The first comprehensive study of China's economic development across 3,000 years of history to be published in English.