By Michael Sullivan
This e-book preserves the continual narrative framework of the authors past advent to chinese language artwork. just a generally ancient procedure, he feels, one that combines vertical continuity down the a long time with horizontal wholeness throughout every one interval, permits the reader, possibly impending chinese language paintings for the 1st time, to get a glimpse of the entire trend. yet whereas the form of the booklet continues to be unchanged the textual content has been commonly revised and re-written to maintain it so far as attainable abreast of contemporary discoveries and study, and lots of of the illustrations are new. structure, sculpture, portray and calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics and the ornamental arts are all mentioned and regarding each other and to the evolving development of chinese language idea and social existence.
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A people's legends of origins generally give a clue as to its they think most important. This one expresses a typically Chinese viewpoint is no exception, — namely that man the culminating achievement of the creation, insignificant part in the afterthought, in fact. of the world itself, waterfalls, the trees tations of the Britain for is it not but a relatively scheme of things; hardly more than an By comparison with the beauty and splendour the mountains and valleys, the clouds and and flowers, which are the visible manifes- workings of the Tao, he counts for very other civilization what — unless it little.
Now and of Homo Thus in sapiens late of the Kwangsi alone it is human development from the to modern man. Some idea of the spe^d with are now being made can be gained from the fact possible to study every stage of oldest hominid up which discoveries more teeth and bones of Peking that within the last nine years Man OF HISTORY' have been discovered at Chou-k'ou-tien ; at Ting-ts'un in Shansi teeth and tools of a later stage of Sinanthropus have been found (200,000 years old) while the remains of a ; thal type of girl 80,000 years ago have been unearthed at of Neander- Tze-yang in Szechwan.
This picture was 1953 by the discovery of a complete dramatically revised in Neolithic village at Pan-p*o, east of Sian on the right ban'k of the Chan River. C. The earliest between about inhabitants lived in round wattle-and-daub huts with reed roof and plaster floor and an oven in the centre, the design perhaps copied from an earlier tent or yurt. Their descendants built rectangular or square houses with a framework of wooden planking, sunk a metre below ground and approached by a flight of steps.