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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