Ancient China

Ancient China

Life, Myth and Art

Book - 2005
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China is one of the most mysterious and intriguing of all civilizations. It was already a vast empire, some 2,000 years old, when Rome was building to its Shang and Zhou dynasties, through the golden ages of the Han and Tang. Ancient China is a beautifully illustrated guide to this illustrious heritage and to its beliefs, rituals and cultural achievements. rulers and heroes; practices of ritual sacrifice and ancestor worship; the profound wisdom of sages such as Confucius and Laozi; the spiritual traditions of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism; the esoteric world of geomancy and alchemy, of adepts and immortals; advanced forms of medicine and healing; and a wealth of stunning artistry, from silk weaving and jade carving to ceramics and calligraphy.
Publisher: London : Duncan Baird, c2005
ISBN: 9781844831524
1844831523
Branch Call Number: 931 SHA
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm

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