"The plan of this handbook, which it is hoped and believed will meet a need of students and collectors, was conceived by me in China many years ago at a time when I would have welcomed aid of such a kind. The glossary is addressed both to readers of Chinese who require precise definitions of technical and conventional terms met with in current writings on art and archeology, and also to those, already familiar with Chinese arts, crafts and antiquities, who have embarked on the study of the written language.The arrangement of entries under subject headings, according to the categories into which the Chinese divide their art and antiquities, will help the reader to memorize related terms, whilst the alphabetical index provides an easy means of reference. Related terms in different sections and subsections are cross-referenced." excerpt from the foreword by S. Howard Hansford.; Special attention is given to the bronzes, jades, ceramics, and Buddhist and Taoist art.
Published by The China Society, United Kingdom, 1972
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