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The Landscape of Words: Stone Inscriptions from Early and Medieval China

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This is the first study in a Western language devoted to one of the most visually distinctive features of the landscape in China--moya or moya shike, texts carved into granite boulders and cliffs that are part of the natural terrain at thousands of sites of historic or scenic interest. These inscriptions, carved in large, bold characters, served as a vast repository of texts produced continuously for over two thousand years and constitue an important form of public art. Focusing on the period prior to the eighth century C.E ...

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The Landscape of Words: Stone Inscriptions from Early and Medieval China
2008, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295987286

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