Beyond the first emperor's mausoleum: new perspectives on Qin art

Beyond The First Emperor's Mausoleum: New Perspectives on Qin Culture (Symposium) (2012 : Minneapolis, Minn.)


  • Beyond The First Emperor's Mausoleum: New Perspectives on Qin Culture (Symposium) (2012 : Minneapolis, Minn.)

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  • Creator edited by Liu Yang ; foreword, Kaywin Feldman
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Minneapolis, Minnesota : The Minneapolis Institute of Arts ; [Minneapolis, Minnesota] : Jim Bindas--Books & Projects LLC, [2014] ©2014
  • Physical Details
    • 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 31 cm
  • ISBNs 9780989371865, 0989371867
  • OCLC ocn895730869


  • Proceedings from a symposium organized by and held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, October 27-28, 2012. An associated exhibition entitled "China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy" was held October 28, 2012-January 27, 2013 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and February 22-May 27, 2013 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Essays in English; final essay by Wang Hui also in English, translated from the Chinese by Yiyi Liu.


  • Foreword / Kaywin Feldman -- Introduction / Liu Yang -- Defining Qin artistic traditions: heritage, borrowing, and innovation / Alain Thote -- Artistic naturalism and bureaucratic theory / Martin Powers -- Qin cosmography and the first cosmic capital, Xianyang / David Pankenier -- Afterlife entertainment? The cauldron and bare-torso figures at the First Emperor's tomb / Eugene Wang -- Imagining the tomb of the First Emperor of China / Anthony Barbieri-Low -- The Qin Biannian ji and the beginnings of historical writing in China / Edward L. Shaughnessy -- Cinnabar and mercury industry of Qin and early China / Kuang-Yu Chen -- Qin ritual bronze: impact from the Central Plains and the South / Foreign/Eurasian elements in pre-imperial Qin culture: materials, techniques and types / Jenny F. So -- Archaeological finds of the Majiayuan Cemetery and Qin's interaction with Steppe cultures / Wang Hui -- Contributors
  • Section headings: Inheritance, innovation, and politics in Qin art -- City, burial, and ritual -- Qin history, culture, and art: new light shed by archaeological finds -- Qin's interaction with other cultures
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