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  • Chinese Kung Fu

    Chinese Kung Fu
    av Guangxi Wang

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186643

    Wushu, the Chinese martial art form known as kung fu in the West, embodies traditional Chinese culture and reflects the self defense and fitness practices of the Chinese people. The core philosophy of wushu is drawn from Confucian, Taoist and Buddhi…

  • Chinese Ceramics

    Chinese Ceramics
    av Lili Fang

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186483

    The Chinese are famed as the first to have discovered and mastered the techniques needed to produce porcelain. Yet carefully crafted ceramics are valued not only for their beauty, but also as precious cultural artifacts shedding light on the period…

  • Chinese Gardens

    Chinese Gardens
    av Qingxi Lou

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186612

    China is renowned for its enchanting, tranquil gardens, designed to reflect both the charm of nature and the ancient Chinese view of life. Chinese Gardens explores the creation of classical gardens through history, discussing the theories and artist…

  • Chinese Jade

    Chinese Jade
    av Ming Yu

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186841

    The Chinese people have honoured, revered and cherished jade for over 8,000 years. Consequently, jade has played a unique role in the development of Chinese culture. Jade carvings survive not simply as beautiful works of art, but also as cultural re…

  • Chinese Publishing

    Chinese Publishing
    av Hu Yang

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186759

    As the birthplace of moveable-type printing, China has some claim to being the homeland of publishing. China's ancient civilisation has nurtured a distinctively Chinese publishing industry, and this industry has done much to spread Chinese ideas and…

  • Chinese Bronze Ware

    Chinese Bronze Ware
    av Song Li

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186858

    The emergence of bronze ware forms a crucial chapter in the history of human civilization. Although not the first country to enter the Bronze Age, China enjoys a unique position in world history because of the great variety of innovative and beautif…

  • Peking Opera

    Peking Opera
    av Chengbei Xu

    Övrigt - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521188210

    Peking opera is one of the most distinctive traditions in Chinese culture - a tradition that can seem mysterious and complex to foreign eyes. In this illustrated introduction, Xu Chengbei explains the colourful make up, intricate costumes, character…

  • Chinese Festivals

    Chinese Festivals
    av Liming Wei

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186599

    One of the most distinctive features of Chinese culture is the great variety of unique festivals that has evolved over the course of China's long history. Chinese festivals are deeply rooted in popular tradition and despite China's many changes they…

  • Chinese Vernacular Dwellings

    Chinese Vernacular Dwellings
    av Deqi Shan

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186674

    China has one of the most ancient civilisations in the world, occupying a vast territorial expanse. This has led to great diversification in Chinese vernacular dwellings, rarely seen in the architecture of the world and reflecting a wide variety of…

  • Chinese Furniture

    Chinese Furniture
    av Xiaoming Zhang

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186469

    Unique in style, Chinese furniture has long been celebrated for its elegant, artistic lines and strong, durable structure. Ranging from pieces designed simply to display the beauty and texture of natural woods to magnificent pieces decorated with la…

  • Chinese Clothing

    Chinese Clothing
    av Mei Hua

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186896

    Chinese clothing has undergone continuous transformations throughout history, providing a reflection of the culture in place at any given time. A wealth of archaeological findings coupled with ancient mythology, poetry and songs enable us to see the…

  • China's Museums

    China's Museums
    av Xianyao Li

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186902

    This book provides a guide to China's rich and varied museum collections, illustrated with rare images from the collections themselves. A great number of exquisite objects and artifacts have been preserved on China's vast territory, many of which ar…

  • Chinese Music

    Chinese Music
    av Jie Jin

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186919

    Unique and complex in style, traditional Chinese music forms a fascinating part of China's cultural heritage. This accessible, illustrated introduction to Chinese music takes the reader through the 8000-year history of China's musical instruments, t…

  • Chinese Painting

    Chinese Painting
    av Ci Lin

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186636

    Traditional Chinese painting was fundamentally an abstract art form. Artists did not seek to represent direct copies of the natural world; rather, traditional Chinese paintings sought to portray the harmony between the natural world and human emotio…

  • Chinese Tea

    Chinese Tea
    av Tong Liu

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186803

    China is world renowned as the homeland of tea planting, production and drinking. In this illustrated introduction Liu Tong provides a fascinating insight into the ancient culture of Chinese tea, the trade, tradition, literature, philosophy and cere…

  • Chinese Literature

    Chinese Literature
    av Dan Yao

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186780

    Chinese literature has a long, distinctive history and has played an important part in shaping the cultural identity of the Chinese people. This literature provides a window into human relationships, society, politics, spirituality and philosophy at…

  • Chinese Food

    Chinese Food
    av Junru Liu

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186742

    This illustrated gastronomic tour traces the development of the unique food and drink culture found in China. From ancient to modern times, the Chinese have celebrated an epicurean lifestyle, believing that food is not just meant to fill the stomach…

  • Chinese Calligraphy

    Chinese Calligraphy
    av Tingyou Chen

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186452

    The art of calligraphy is seen as the epitome of Chinese culture. Originating in the earliest abstract symbols carved on cave walls, animal bones and tortoise shells by the ancient Chinese people, over several thousand years calligraphy has become f…

  • Chinese Characters

    Chinese Characters
    av Jiantang Han

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186605

    Han Jiantang provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the fascinating history and development of the written Chinese language, from pictograms painted on rocks and pottery and ancient inscriptions to the refined art of calligraphy and the…

  • Chinese Sculpture

    Chinese Sculpture
    av Wenbing Zhao

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186773

    Zhao Wenbing provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the sculptural art of China, including the magnificent Terracotta Army, Buddhist sculpture, tomb carvings, architectural sculpture, exchange with foreign cultures and Chinese sculpture…

  • Ancient Chinese Inventions

    Ancient Chinese Inventions
    av Yinke Deng

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186926

    China has given birth to numerous scientific and technological inventions, and for many centuries led the world in such innovations. Indeed, some of the most important inventions in the history of human civilization originated in China - not least t…

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Traditional Chinese Medicine
    av Yuqun Liao

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186728

    Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the most renowned and most controversial scientific achievements of ancient Chinese civilisation. Although Western medicine is often the basic method used to deal with medical problems, the techniques developed…

  • Chinese Arts and Crafts

    Chinese Arts and Crafts
    av Jian Hang

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186551

    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 serv…

  • Chinese Architecture

    Chinese Architecture
    av Cai Yanxin

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186445

    Ancient Chinese architecture is not only a source of reference for modern Chinese design, it has also had an international influence and attracted global attention. Moreover, architectural remains in China reveal much about the history of this ancie…

  • China's Cultural Relics

    China's Cultural Relics
    av Li Li

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186568

    China is the birthplace of one of the world's most ancient civilisations and an immense quantity and variety of cultural relics have been preserved on China's vast territory. Utilising a wealth of archaeological evidence, China's Cultural Relics pro…

  • Chinese Folk Arts

    Chinese Folk Arts
    av Zhilin Jin

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186582

    Chinese folk arts originate in the rural areas of China's vast territory. As forms of communal art, folk arts are evident in everyday food, clothing and shelter, in traditional festivals, ceremonies and rituals, and in beliefs and taboos. As a livin…

  • Chinese Theatre

    Chinese Theatre
    av Jin Fu

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186667

    Many colorful theatrical activities can be found throughout China. The best known and most unique of these is perhaps traditional Chinese opera, which has a history of over 800 years. However, since the early twentieth century, following increased c…

  • Chinese Philosophy

    Chinese Philosophy
    av Haiming Wen

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186766

    In this illustrated introduction Wen Haiming explores the characteristics of different philosophers in Chinese history and distinguishes the 'Chinese philosophical sensibility' motivating their thoughts. Employing Western philosophical categories to…

  • Chinese Wine

    Chinese Wine
    av Zhengping Li

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521186506

    This illustrated introduction to Chinese wine explores the history of wine production in China, the legends and customs that surround it and its place in China today. Traditionally, Chinese wine and spirits were made from grain, and had three import…