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Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing


The Chinese have revered the mystery and magic of jade since ancient times. This authoritative book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of six thousand years of development, from the earliest cultures to the twentieth century. The author describes and assesses the variety of roles and functions, ritual and ceremonial, which jade has played in China. Recent discoveries from hitherto little known neolithic cultures of around 3000 BC have highlighted the extraordinary skills of the craftsmen and the complexity of ...

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Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing
1995, British Museum Press

ISBN-13: 9780714114699


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