The Arts of China

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Art, Chinese - 278 pages
Intended both for the general reader and the serious student, "The Arts of China" presents a fascinating and balanced picture of Chinese art from the Stone Age to the present day. The author concerns himself not only with art, but also with Chinese philosophy, religion, and the realm of ideas. At the same time, he places the arts in their political and social setting. Hence his book is not merely a history of art but, to some degree, a cultural history of China as well.

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this book is telling me alot about the ancient chinas history it is very interesting

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The Shang Dynasty
The Chou Dynasty
The Chin and Han Dynasties
The Three Kingdoms and the Six Dynasties
The Sui and Tang Dynasties
The Five Dynasties and the Sung Dynasty
The Yuan Dynasty
The Ching Dynasty

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Michael Sullivan (born 1916) is a British art historian and one of the major Western pioneers in the field of modern Chinese art history and criticism. Sullivan is a graduate of Rugby School and graduated from Cambridge in architecture in 1939. He was in China from 1940–1946 with the International and Chinese Red Cross followed by teaching and doing museum work in Chengdu, where he met and married Wu Huan (Khoan), a biologist who gave up her career to work with him. He received a PhD from Harvard University (1952) and a post-doctoral Bollingen Fellowship. He subsequently taught in the University of Singapore, and returned to London in the 1960s to teach at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Then he became Head of the Department of Oriental Art at Stanford University from 1966 to 1984, before settling in Oxford as a Fellow by Special Election at St Catherine's College, Oxford.

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