The Making of Modern China: The Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (1368-1912) (Understanding China Through Comics)
The Making of Modern China: The Ming Dynasty
"Does what it sets out to do and serves as a Chinese history text teenagers might actually read." —Asian Review of Books on Division to Unification in Imperial ChinaThe fourth volume in the Understanding China Through Comics series covers the stunningly productive Ming dynasty and its fall to the Manchus under the Qing, the last Chinese dynasty. The book also addresses Wang Yangming's School of Mind and the painful process of modernization and conflict with the West and Japan, including the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion. Includes timeline.Jing Liu is a Beijing- and Davis, CA–based designer and entrepreneur who uses his artistry to tell the story of China.
- ASIN: 1611720397
The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Culture
The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese
The Qing dynasty (1636–1912)—a crucial bridge between “traditional” and “modern” China—was remarkable for its expansiveness and cultural sophistication. This engaging and insightful history of Qing political, social, and cultural life traces the complex interaction between the Inner Asian traditions of the Manchus, who conquered China in 1644, and indigenous Chinese cultural traditions. Noted historian Richard J. Smith argues that the pragmatic Qing emperors presented a “Chinese” face to their subjects who lived south of the Great Wall and other ethnic faces (particularly Manchu, Mongolian, Central Asian, and Tibetan) to subjects in other parts of their vast multicultural empire. They were attracted by many aspects of Chinese culture, but far from being completely “sinicized” as many scholars argue, they were also proud of their own cultural traditions and interested in other cultures as well.Setting Qing dynasty culture in historical and global perspective, Smith shows how the Chinese of the era viewed the world; how their outlook was expressed in their institutions, material culture, and customs; and how China’s preoccupation with order, unity, and harmony contributed to the civilization’s remarkable cohesiveness and continuity. Nuanced and wide-rangin...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1442221933
Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty (The Culture & Civilization of China)
Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the
This lavishly illustrated catalogue is a comprehensive historical review of Chinese ceramics covering newly excavated discoveries from the Paleolithic era thousands of years ago to the end of the Qing dynasty in 1911. Throughout China’s history there has been an ongoing practice of invention and innovation in the forms, materials, decorations, and functions of ceramics made in China, both for the domestic market and for its ever-growing trade with foreign markets. The creation of ceramic ware holds a special and very important place among the many arts and inventions that characterize Chinese culture, society, and civilization. The product of a ten-year collaboration among eminent American, Chinese, and Japanese scholars, Chinese Ceramics offers a new perspective in interpreting the oldest and one of the most admired Chinese art forms, from its technological aspects to its aesthetic value. The volume includes a chapter on Chinese export ceramics that delves into Chinese trade activities and ceramic wares made for export as well as a chapter about the authenticity of Chinese ceramics, discussing issues related to connoisseurship of this Chinese art. As author He Li writes, “Despite the rich variety of Chinese ceramics around the world, no fully illustrated, photographed survey...
- ASIN: 0300112785
I Ching (Book of Changes, Yi Jing): Original Chinese Qing Dynasty Taoist Version (Chinese Edition)
I Ching (Book of Changes, Yi Jing): Original
This rare Chinese edition of the I Ching is an extremely valuable resource for Book of Changes studies and divination, and is one of the oldest Taoist renditions of the work. When it was first written and by whom is unknown, but this reproduction originally dates back to 1911. The front material and commentaries vary greatly from the Confucian perspective, making it a true treasure of Taoist I Ching philosophy and theory.
- ASIN: 1546723013
Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the
Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere. Chapters include:Dress of the Qing Manchu Rulers 1644-1911Dress of the Manchu Consorts 1644-1911Attire of Mandarins and MerchantsAttire of Chinese WomenRepublican Dress 1912-1949Clothing of the Lower ClassesClothing for ChildrenDress in New China 1950-2006From Imperial robes to foot binding to the cheongsam, Chinese Dress spotlights traditional Chinese dress against a background of historical, cultural and social change, opening a fascinating window for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese fashion history.
- Brand: Brand: Tuttle Publishing
- ASIN: 0804836639
- UPC: 676251836639
Chinese emperors from the Xia Dynasty to the Fall of the Qing Dynasty by Ma Yan (2009-05-04)
Flowers in the Mirror: A Classic Qing Dynasty Chinese Novel
Flowers in the Mirror: A Classic Qing Dynasty
Written by Li Ju-chen during the Qing dynasty Flowers in the Mirror is a classic novel of Chinese literature. It is full of fanciful tales. The term “Flowers in the Mirror” is an idiomatic phrase meaning “illusion.” An example is a moon as seen upon a body of water which appears to be close and near, but it is a mere reflection. The stories are set during the reign of Empress Wu Tse-tien, a female ruler. Wu was actually an Empress of China who ruled from 690 to 705. Her reign was a part of the short-lived Zhou dynasty, which interrupted the Tang dynasty. Some traditional historians portray Wu as a power hungry woman who cared little for those who she hurt nor what she did. A popular theory is that Wu killed her own child in order to become the empress. She was recognized, however, as both capable and attentive even by traditional historians who disliked her behavior. She had an ability to select capable people to serve as officials. She was admired for this trait throughout the Tang and subsequent dynasties. Wu was the only female emperor of China in more than four millennia.
- Brand: Li Ju Chen
- ASIN: 4871872416
Paintings in Qing Dynasty(The Revised Version) (Chinese Edition)
Paintings in Qing Dynasty(The Revised Version) (Chinese
This series of books selects over 500 pieces of exquisite scroll paintings of over 300 painters from Eastern Jin to modern times, including one to four works of each painter. This series contains 5 volumes, which are Paintings in Wei, Jin and the Five Dynasties, Paintings in Song and Yuan Dynasty, Paintings in Ming Dynasty, Paintings in Qing Dynasty and ""Modern and Contemporary Paintings. The pictures in each book are equipped with introductory texts, making it easy to read and appreciate. This series is suitable for art lovers to appreciate and learn, having values of research and collection for art experts, too.
- ASIN: 7543490021
Doubtful Cases on Twelve Qing Dynasty Emperors (Chinese Edition)
Doubtful Cases on Twelve Qing Dynasty Emperors (Chinese
Doubtful Cases on Twelve Qing Dynasty Emperors expounds anecdotes regarding the hobbies and interests of twelve Qing Dynasty emperors as well as the secrets of the palace. Through the narrative of the author to restore the reality of great Qing Dynasty, we will read about the joy and sorrow of Qing Dynasty emperors at the top of power tower, understand the love, hatred, sorrow and joy behind their extravagant life, which is rarely known to people. The author employs a fresh writing tone and easy-to-understand approach to tell the fascinating stories with profound meaning. It is a work integrating stories, readability and knowledge.
- ASIN: 7500867670
Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient
If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient China, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!To understand present-day China, its politics, society, and culture in general, we have to go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization.In this book, you will be led on a journey through almost 2,000 years of Chinese history, showing you all the ups and downs of those ancient times, the sufferings and joys of the Chinese people, along with their greatest achievements and failures. Dynasties will change, people will be killed and born, art made and destroyed, but the Chinese civilization will prevail, rising from humble beginnings to an empire that at some points outshined any other in the world at that time. And yet it won’t be only a tale of kings and queens, emperors and rulers. Of palaces and forts, of swords and shields.It will also tell a story of farmers and merchants, artisans and artists, philosophers and scientists. And hopefully by the end of this introductory guide, you will gain a sense of what, who, and how the Chinese civilization was made as great as it was and still is. From that, a better understanding of this amazing Far Eastern culture and its history should arise as well as a greater appreciation of its achievements and contributions to th...
- ASIN: B07N54NXDM
Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties
Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting
Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty
Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting brings together some of the world’s finest examples of meiren hua (paintings of beautiful women), a largely neglected and misunderstood genre of Chinese painting spanning the country’s last imperial dynasty (1644–1912). Often dismissed as decorative or misinterpreted as highbrow portraits of ladies, these enigmatic and relatively unexamined works are the subject of close scholarly scrutiny in this publication. The corresponding exhibition includes works from the collection of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as well as loans from the British Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a number of other American museums and private collections in England, Sweden and France.
- ASIN: 0971939713
Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection
Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from
TITLE: Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection PUBLISHER: Asiantiques, Winter Park, Florida (2009) Hardbound, 8 1/2 x 11 in, 64 pages. 102 glasswares illustrated in color, introduction, descriptions, bibliography. English text, Chinese captions Editor: Gilles Lorin Cataloging: François & Gilles Lorin Essay by Humphrey K. F. Hui Foreword by Brian Dursum Photography by Gilles Lorin
- ASIN: B002LKLA10
Four Monk Painters in the Qing Dynasty-Bada Shanren -Models of Chinese ancient paintings (I) (Chinese Edition)
Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties
Chinese Provincial Furniture: Selections from the Late Qing Dynasty (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Chinese Provincial Furniture: Selections from the Late Qing
Focusing on provincial furniture of the early 1800s to early 1900s (late Qing Dynasty), this stunning book provides a detailed look at assorted chairs, benches, tables, storage pieces, beds, and screens originally created and used in eight Chinese provinces. Over 550 color photographs and accompanying text detail the construction and artistic differences characterizing these styles. Highly informative to collectors, dealers, and students of Asian furnishings, the book covers types of wood used, construction techniques, lacquer and other finishing processes, and original usage. Restoration and tips for care of antique furniture are also discussed. Descriptive captions include dimensions, circa dates, types of wood, and current market values for all pieces shown. Learning to authenticate classical antiques from China is becoming a necessity as facsimiles begin to appear in the marketplace. This book helps demystify the purchasing process and engenders an appreciation of lovely designs that blend wonderfully into contemporary homes.
- ASIN: 0764324780
Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties
Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and
The technique of applying brilliant enamel ornament to metalwork, known as cloisonné, reached its peak in China from the fourteenth century on. This sumptuously illustrated survey, which accompanies an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center, situates these remarkable pieces in their context with a survey of the historical, political and sociological milieu in China during the period. Research recently undertaken in China and published here for the first time has resulted in the redating of a number of objects with significant implications for the overview of Chinese cloisonné production. Shapes, functions, pattern, and symbolism in cloisonné objects are all examined and explored. And the final section of the book reviews the impact of developments in China on later production in Europe, as well as the acquisition of cloisonné pieces by the major American museums and private collectors at the beginning of the twentieth century.
- ASIN: 0300167202
Bringing Heaven to Earth: Chinese Silver Jewellery and Ornament in the Late Qing Dynasty
Bringing Heaven to Earth: Chinese Silver Jewellery and
Shining a light on a little-known area of Chinese decorative arts from 1850 to 1930, this lavishly illustrated book presents dazzling jewelry from an important private North American collection.Immortals, dragons, magpies, monkeys and bats populate this pioneering book on Chinese jewelry of the late 19th to early 20th century. In so many aspects, these exquisite objects – made with silver, jade, tourmaline, amethyst, rock crystal, rose quartz, carnelian and serpentine – reveal a previously unexplored journey, not just from Heaven to Earth but from the West to the East and back again.The appeal of the jewelry is more than just aesthetic, and their varied design and decoration speak of the social, religious, economic and political climate of their time. Their period of production, from the Late Qing dynasty through to the 1930s, is one that has been insufficiently explored by historians as a whole. This was the time when the Treaty Ports attracted foreign residence and tourism, when Western visitors flocked to Shanghai and Peking to buy ‘Chinese’ souvenirs, and when fashionable young Chinese of the Republican period embraced aspects of foreign life and design. Many of the pieces naturally reflect Chinese designs and motifs, particularly in the bold association of colors, th...
- ASIN: 0995557705
Murder at the Peking Opera (Qing Dynasty Mysteries Book 3)
Murder at the Peking Opera (Qing Dynasty Mysteries
After helping Prince Kung avert an international disaster and negotiating with Inspector Gong's mother for his betrothal to Concubine Swan, Lady Li takes a well-deserved evening to enjoy the first public performance by a female Peking opera performer. But her relaxing night out takes a dramatic turn when a murder is committed on stage during the performance. Inspector Gong's attempt at finding a distraction from the troubles in his heart is thwarted when he and Lady Li attend the same opera performance. Thankfully, a murder in front of hundreds of people plunges him into a world usually hidden behind curtains and costumes. The empress has decreed that women can now play female roles in Peking's beloved operas. But few women have been willing to undertake the challenge and risk the wrath of the more conservative opera patrons. When the first woman willing to step into the role of the "dan" becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her co-star, Lady Li begs Inspector Gong to delay in arresting the actress and find the real killer before the woman is executed for the crime. With the future of Chinese theater hanging in the balance, Inspector Gong must try to find the truth among people who mask their real faces for a living. Will Lady Li and Inspector Gong discover the killer? Or w...
- ASIN: B07D3SD9WZ
Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures (From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3)
Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures (From the Gadient
TITLE: Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 PUBLISHER: Asiantiques, Winter Park, Florida (2011) Hardbound, 8 1/2 x 11 in, 120 pages. 67 glasswares illustrated in color, introduction, descriptions, bibliography. English text, Chinese captions. Editor: Gilles Lorin Cataloging: François & Gilles Lorin Essay by Emily Byrne Curtis: "Chinese Glass Making: A Time-Consuming Process" Photography by Gilles Lorin Photo Editing by Richard Luciano
- ASIN: 1588861120
Why did the Qing Empire Collapse ?
Why did the Qing Empire Collapse ? China, a country with a rich past was ruled by many dynasties across their history. The Chinese civilization was one of the greatest of the Ancient World, and from that time until 1911, they were ruled by different families and groups. We can say that in this ...
Downfall of the Superpower China - Ming and Qing Dynasty l HISTORY OF CHINA
With the dynasties of the Ming and the Qing came social security and flourishing international trade. The White Lotus Movement advocated progressive thinking in the time of the conservative Ming dynasty. In 1616 the Qing dynasty came to power. Also known as the Manchu dynasty, the Qing refused to...
[Documentary] The Forbidden City of Ming &Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1912 AD) 明清紫禁城
Playlist of documentaries about Chinese major dynasties: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiVCagCDXANC6RPVc0NAzj3BcWHf5S1mK The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace complex from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644AD) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912AD). It is located in the cent...