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The Resource Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China, Xiaolong Wu, Hanover College, Indiana

Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China, Xiaolong Wu, Hanover College, Indiana

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Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China
Title
Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China
Statement of responsibility
Xiaolong Wu, Hanover College, Indiana
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Xiaolong Wu offers a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Zhongshan state during China's Warring States Period (476{u2013}221 BCE). Analyzing artefacts, inscriptions, and grandiose funerary structures within a broad archaeological context, he illuminates the connections between power and identity, and the role of material culture in asserting and communicating both. The author brings an interdisciplinary approach to this study. He combines and cross-examines all available categories of evidence, including archaeological, textual, art historical, and epigraphical, enabling innovative interpretations and conclusions that challenge conventional views regarding Zhongshan and ethnicity in ancient China. Wu reveals the complex relationship between material culture, cultural identity, and statecraft intended by the royal patrons. He demonstrates that the Zhongshan king Cuo constructed a hybrid cultural identity, consolidated his power, and aimed to maintain political order at court after his death through the buildings, sculpture, and inscriptions that he commissioned
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wu, Xiaolong
Dewey number
931/.15203
Index
index present
LC call number
DS793.H6
LC item number
W8 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hebei Sheng (China)
  • Material culture
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Group identity
  • Ethnicity
  • China
  • Social archaeology
Label
Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China, Xiaolong Wu, Hanover College, Indiana
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Apr 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical setting and approaches to the study of an ancient state in Warring States China -- Life, death, and identity in Zhongshan : sorting out the archaeological evidence -- Royal mortuary practice and artifacts : hybridity, identity, and power -- Inter-state politics and artistic innovation during the reign of King Cuo -- Statecraft and Zhongshan bronze inscriptions -- Funerary architecture, kingly power, and court politics
Control code
CR9781316460177
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107591455
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China, Xiaolong Wu, Hanover College, Indiana
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Apr 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical setting and approaches to the study of an ancient state in Warring States China -- Life, death, and identity in Zhongshan : sorting out the archaeological evidence -- Royal mortuary practice and artifacts : hybridity, identity, and power -- Inter-state politics and artistic innovation during the reign of King Cuo -- Statecraft and Zhongshan bronze inscriptions -- Funerary architecture, kingly power, and court politics
Control code
CR9781316460177
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107591455
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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