5,000 Years of Chinese Jade: Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery by John Johnston5,000 Years of Chinese Jade: Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery by John Johnston

5,000 Years of Chinese Jade: Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, and…

byJohn Johnston, Chan Lai PikAs told byLin Shwu Shin

Paperback | November 11, 2011

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5,000 Years of Chinese Jade is a concise visual survey of art-historically important jade spanning the Neolithic period to the 19th century, offering a stunning visual journey through themes and time periods important in the history of jade in China. The book is arranged chronologically in five main periods: Neolithic, Shang to Zhou dynasty, Han to Song dynasty, Yuan and Ming dynasties, and the Qing dynasty. Primary subjects and themes include ritual objects, weapons, scholars' objects, adornments and jewelry, and vessels, providing an important new resource for the study of Chinese jade.

John Johnston is Coates-Cowden-Brown Curator of Asian Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Chan Lai Pik is a research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lin Shwu Shin is the author of Jade: Chi'ng Dynasty Treasures.
Title:5,000 Years of Chinese Jade: Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 11.02 × 9.03 × 0.55 inPublished:November 11, 2011Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0615471803

ISBN - 13:9780615471808

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5,000 Years of Chinese Jade is a beautiful book, with clear and concise essays, excellent photographs and thoughtful catalog entries, which give readers a new appreciation for the significance of jade throughout Chinese history. It would make an excellent addition to any library.

- May-Lee Chai - Asian Affairs: An American Review - 2013