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Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty ed. by Li Zhiyan, Virginia Bower, and He Li (review)

Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty ed. by Li Zhiyan, Virginia... Reviews 291 4. o Th mas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, a Th t Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). Li Zhiyan, Virginia Bower, and He Li, editors. Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010. 608 pp., 700 illus. Hardcover $85.00, isbn 978-0-300-11278-8. er Th e is no dearth of studies about Chinese ceramics, particularly ones of survey- length quality and scope. Chinese Ceramics, as the title confirms, is no exception: It presents the history of ceramics from China over a 14,000-year period, from the earliest excavated findings of the Paleolithic period through the end of the Qing dynasty. With more than six hundred pages of text and seven hundred illustra- tions, this book is the most recent installment in the Culture and Civilization of China series, published by a collaborative venture between Yale University Press and Beijing Foreign Languages Press. While it has a lavish coe ff e table feel to it, as an edited volume amassing scholarship from international experts from Japan, China, and the United States, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty ed. by Li Zhiyan, Virginia Bower, and He Li (review)

China Review International , Volume 19 (2) – May 7, 2014

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Reviews 291 4. o Th mas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, a Th t Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). Li Zhiyan, Virginia Bower, and He Li, editors. Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010. 608 pp., 700 illus. Hardcover $85.00, isbn 978-0-300-11278-8. er Th e is no dearth of studies about Chinese ceramics, particularly ones of survey- length quality and scope. Chinese Ceramics, as the title confirms, is no exception: It presents the history of ceramics from China over a 14,000-year period, from the earliest excavated findings of the Paleolithic period through the end of the Qing dynasty. With more than six hundred pages of text and seven hundred illustra- tions, this book is the most recent installment in the Culture and Civilization of China series, published by a collaborative venture between Yale University Press and Beijing Foreign Languages Press. While it has a lavish coe ff e table feel to it, as an edited volume amassing scholarship from international experts from Japan, China, and the United States,

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 7, 2014

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