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Chinese Arts and Crafts

3rd Edition

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Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186551

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About the Authors
  • 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.

    • An accessible introduction to China's colourful arts and crafts
    • Written by a Chinese expert whose work is not widely available outside China
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186551
    • length: 202 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 170 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The history of traditional arts and crafts in China
    2. Utensils
    3. Clothing
    4. Furniture
    5. Decoration
    6. Entertainment
    7. Commerce
    8. Arts and crafts legends
    9. The development of arts and crafts today
    Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Authors

    Jian Hang
    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 published widely on Chinese art, design and aesthetics.

    Qiuhui Guo
    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.

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