New Perspectives on China’s Past


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Chinese Archaeology in the Twentieth Century

Xiaoneng Yang, Editor and Principal Author

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This richly illustrated book is the first to introduce and discuss the most important archaeological discoveries in China during the entire twentieth century. The two-volume set draws on Chinese archaeological fieldwork to address cross-disciplinary topics in archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, and religion.
Chinese archaeology has provided materials that are prompting scholars to reconstruct or rewrite China’s history from the prehistoric period through the Imperial dynasties. New Perspectives on China’s Past is a compendium of this breakthrough research and the global scholarship that surrounds it. With some six hundred illustrations, glossary, index, and extensive bibliography, this work will be a standard reference on Chinese archaeology in the twentieth century.

Published in association with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Xiaoneng Yang is curator of Chinese art at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

2-vol. ISBNXiaoneng Yang, Editor and Principal AuthorVolume 1: Cultures and Civilizations Reconsidered  Volume 2: Major Archaeological Discoveries in Twentieth-Century China


“exquisite color illustrations. . . . This unique and splendid resource. . . .would be a valuable addition to public and academic libraries."

"New Perspectives on China's Past is a veritable goldmine of a book, and very accessible to the reader. In addition to its scholarly content, there are also useful and beautifully-produced colour maps and chronology charts. The book is an invaluable reference for students of Chinese archaeology in English-speaking countries, and is likely to remain so for a long time to come."—Wang Tao, Orientations

ISBN: 9780300096347
Publication Date: October 28, 2004
Publishing Partner: Published in association with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
1099 pages, 9 3/4 x 12
400 b/w + 750 color illus.