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The Resource Mirroring China's past : emperors, scholars, and their bronzes = Ji jin jian gu, Tao Wang ; with essays by Sarah Allan, Jeffrey Moser, Su Rongyu, Edward L. Shaughnessy, Zhixin Jason Sun, Zhou Ya, Liu Yu, and Lu Zhang

Mirroring China's past : emperors, scholars, and their bronzes = Ji jin jian gu, Tao Wang ; with essays by Sarah Allan, Jeffrey Moser, Su Rongyu, Edward L. Shaughnessy, Zhixin Jason Sun, Zhou Ya, Liu Yu, and Lu Zhang

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Mirroring China's past : emperors, scholars, and their bronzes = Ji jin jian gu
Title
Mirroring China's past
Title remainder
emperors, scholars, and their bronzes = Ji jin jian gu
Statement of responsibility
Tao Wang ; with essays by Sarah Allan, Jeffrey Moser, Su Rongyu, Edward L. Shaughnessy, Zhixin Jason Sun, Zhou Ya, Liu Yu, and Lu Zhang
Title variation
Ji jin jian gu
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A lavishly illustrated book that offers an in-depth look at the cultural practices surrounding the tradition of collecting ancient bronzes in China during the 18th and 19th centuries. In ancient China (2000-221 b.c.) elaborate bronze vessels were used for rituals involving cooking, drinking, and serving food. This fascinating book not only examines the cultural practices surrounding these objects in their original context, but it also provides the first in-depth study tracing the tradition of collecting these bronzes in China. Essays by international experts delve into the concerns of the specialized culture that developed around the vessels and the significant influence this culture, with its emphasis on the concept of antiquity, had on broader Chinese society. While focusing especially on bronze collections of the 18th and 19th centuries, this wide-ranging catalogue also touches on the ways in which contemporary artists continue to respond to the complex legacy of these objects. Packed with stunning photographs of exquisitely crafted vessels, Mirroring China's Past is an enlightening investigation into how the role of ancient bronzes has evolved throughout Chinese history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
739.5/120951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NK7983.22
LC item number
.M57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wang, Tao
  • Art Institute of Chicago
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bronzes, Chinese
  • Bronzes, Chinese
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Bronzes, Chinese
  • Bronzes, Chinese
  • Intellectual life
  • Kings and rulers
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Mirroring China's past : emperors, scholars, and their bronzes = Ji jin jian gu, Tao Wang ; with essays by Sarah Allan, Jeffrey Moser, Su Rongyu, Edward L. Shaughnessy, Zhixin Jason Sun, Zhou Ya, Liu Yu, and Lu Zhang
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Publication
Note
  • Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Art Institute of Chicago, February 25-May 13, 2018
  • Parallel title from verso of added title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Note to the reader -- Chronology of ancient China -- Emperors of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties -- Matter of things : how to read ancient Chinese bronzes / Tao Wang -- Bronze-casting technology in the late Shang Dynasty / Su Rongyu -- Interpreting the decoration of early Chinese bronze vessels / Sarah Allan -- Lost archaeology : from antiquity to plaything / Tao Wang -- Chen Mengjia and the reading of bronze inscriptions as historical sources / Edward L. Shaughnessy -- Figuring things : early scholarship on Chinese bronzes / Jeffrey Moser -- Mirroring the past : Emperor Qianlong and his bronzes / Tao Wang -- Emperor Qianlong's four catalogues on bronzes / Liu Yu -- One or two? : self-representation in Emperor Qianlong's portraiture / Lu Zhang -- The Hezi You vessels : a case study in authenticity and forgery / Zhou Ya -- Rivals and friends : scholar-collectors and their circles / Tao Wang -- A legend retold : the Duanfang bronzes' journey to the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Zhixin Jason Sun -- The past in the present : an epilogue / Tao Wang -- Checklist -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780300228632
Lccn
2017057170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002129626
  • (OCoLC)on1002129626
Label
Mirroring China's past : emperors, scholars, and their bronzes = Ji jin jian gu, Tao Wang ; with essays by Sarah Allan, Jeffrey Moser, Su Rongyu, Edward L. Shaughnessy, Zhixin Jason Sun, Zhou Ya, Liu Yu, and Lu Zhang
Publication
Note
  • Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Art Institute of Chicago, February 25-May 13, 2018
  • Parallel title from verso of added title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Note to the reader -- Chronology of ancient China -- Emperors of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties -- Matter of things : how to read ancient Chinese bronzes / Tao Wang -- Bronze-casting technology in the late Shang Dynasty / Su Rongyu -- Interpreting the decoration of early Chinese bronze vessels / Sarah Allan -- Lost archaeology : from antiquity to plaything / Tao Wang -- Chen Mengjia and the reading of bronze inscriptions as historical sources / Edward L. Shaughnessy -- Figuring things : early scholarship on Chinese bronzes / Jeffrey Moser -- Mirroring the past : Emperor Qianlong and his bronzes / Tao Wang -- Emperor Qianlong's four catalogues on bronzes / Liu Yu -- One or two? : self-representation in Emperor Qianlong's portraiture / Lu Zhang -- The Hezi You vessels : a case study in authenticity and forgery / Zhou Ya -- Rivals and friends : scholar-collectors and their circles / Tao Wang -- A legend retold : the Duanfang bronzes' journey to the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Zhixin Jason Sun -- The past in the present : an epilogue / Tao Wang -- Checklist -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780300228632
Lccn
2017057170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002129626
  • (OCoLC)on1002129626

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