ALONG THE YANGZI RIVER: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan
The middle Yangzi river valley is one of the significant cradles of Chinese civilization and an important locus for the study of bronze culture as it developed during the Shang and Zhou dynasties (16th-3rd century BCE). This region has been the source of some exquisite and unusual bronze vessels. Several important excavations in the past few decades have illuminated some little known aspects of a southern Bronze Age culture which flourished at a seminal time in Chinese history. This exhibition and catalogue introduce audiences to recent discoveries and reflect on long-known bronzes in the light of new research.
by : Jianming & Xu Jay, Juliang Fu Chen (Author), Profusely illustrated