The Culture of China
Reverberations of China s diversity and multiethnic heritage are visible in everything from the cuisine and languages to the beliefs and arts of the vast nation. In addition to linking the Chinese to their rich past, a number of these traditions have been absorbed by cultures around the world and have granted many entrée into a nation otherwise far-removed from their own. This volume treats readers to a unique sensory experience, allowing them to better appreciate the sights, sounds, and tastes that have been developed and refined in China for centuries.
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Tai Chi Chuan
Confucian Learning in Jin Yuan and Ming
Sangha Society and State
Jade and Lacquerwork
Chinese Performing arts
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ancient architecture artists Asian bamboo became Beijing bronze Buddha Buddhist building capital carved centre century BCE Chan Chang’an Chinese architecture Chinese art classical colour Confucian Confucius Confucius’s court culture Daoist decoration designed developed Dong drama early emperor erhuang glaze Gong hall Han dynasty Hangzhou heaven Huang human imperial India influence instruments jade Japan Japanese jingxi known kunqu lacquer landscape language Laozi later Luoyang Mahayana Manchu masters Mencius ment Ming Modern Standard Chinese Mongol Mongolia monks Nanjing northern China opera pagodas painters painting Palace Museum period pitch plays political popular pottery province Pure Land Qieyun Qing regional ritual roof scholars Shang Shanghai Shanxi Sichuan social Song dynasty southern spirit style survives Sutra Suzhou symbolic Tang teachings technique Temple texts theatre tion tomb tones tradition vessels Wang wares Western Xi’an Yuan Zhang Zhou dynasty Zhu Xi Zhuangzi