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New perspectives on China's past : Chinese archaeology in the twentieth century / Xiaoneng Yang, editor and principal author.


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English, Chinese. In English, with English and Chinese in bibliography and glossary.
Publication date:
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press ; Kansas City [Mo.] : With The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, c2004.
  • Book
  • 2 v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm.
Title Variation:
Chinese archaeology
Includes bibliographical references (vol. 1, p. 413-481) and index.
  • v. 1. Cultures and civilizations reconsidered
  • v. 2 Major archaeological discoveries in twentieth-century China.
Publisher's Summary:
This richly illustrated two-volume set comprehensively introduces the most important archaeological discoveries in China during the entire 20th century. Using Chinese archaeological fieldwork as its core resource, this is a cross-disciplinary contribution to academics and scholars of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history and religion. Chinese archaeology has provided materials that are prompting scholars to reconstruct or rewrite China's history from the prehistoric period through the Imperial dynasties. Discoveries have resulted in new theories, understandings and perspectives that challenge and amend our knowledge of China's past. "New Perspectives on China's Past" is a compendium of breakthrough research, of global scholarship and of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century in China.
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Yang, Xiaoneng.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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