Wednesday, 25 May 2016

New Book Recommendation: Tang - Treasures From the Silk Road Capital

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

 An eBook title of interest is: Tang: Treasures from the silk road capital by Cao Yin (editor) with essays by Cao Yin, Edmund Capon, Qi Donfang, Jessica Rawson and Zhang Jianlin

 An extract from the publisher's website states:

Situated at the beginning, or the end, of the famous trade routes known as the Silk Road, China’s ancient capital ‒ Chang’an ‒ flourished during the Tang dynasty (618‒907) to become the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the world. Tang: Treasures from the Silk Road Capital presents wondrous and diverse artefacts from Chang’an and the surrounding area from temples and the tombs of the wealthy and the elite.

The spectacular archaeological findings, drawn from eleven institutions in Shaanxi province, include gold, silver, glass, ceramics, sculptures and mural paintings demonstrate the high artistic achievements of this Golden Age of China.
With few publications available in English on the art of the Tang dynasty, this will be a welcome book for general and specialist readers alike.

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