02 Shang China

02 Shang China - ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS SHANG CHINA KEY WORKS The City of Anyang Bronze Fang Ding from Anyang Map of Anyang(c.1766-c.1122 or

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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS: SHANG CHINA KEY WORKS The City of Anyang Bronze Fang Ding from Anyang Map of Anyang (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE) Taotie, Mask on Ritual Objects (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE)
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Taotie (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE) Fangding, Anyang (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE) Oracel Bones (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE)
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Map of Lady Fu Hao (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE) Sites of Lady Fu Hao (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE) READING La Plante, Asian Art , pp. 84-99. HISTORY (Historic Period - The Three Dynasties) Xia (also spelled Hsia) Dynasty (c. 2206-1766 BCE) Shang Dynasty (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE)
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Anyang, "The Waste of Yin", Henan Province - the last capital of the Shang Dynasty Guanghan, Sichuan Province (c.1100/1000 BCE) - site from the early Shu culture Zhou (also spelled Chou) Dynasty (c.1122/1050-221 BCE) TERMS Tomb of Lady Hao at Anyang Henan Province taotie - mask on ritual objects Shandong Province kui - dragon Yellow River cong - earth symbol bi - heaven symbol Yangzi (Yangze or Yangtse) River piece-mould casting vessel shapes: gu (ku), jue (chueh), ding (ting), fang ding, gui oracle bones - for divination shamanism reverence for ancestors TIME LINE (c. 1300-1000 BCE) Mohenjo-daro in decline Saul became the first king of Israel Moses received the "Ten Commandments" FURTHER READING Chang, K.C., Shang Civilization , New Haven, l980. NOTES Ask yourself how art produced by the aristocracy in ancient China relates to political practice and spiritual beliefs about nature and family.
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NOTES ON ORTHODOX HISTORY When human beings became aware of themselves as a cultural community, they formulated ideas of the past, to explain how they became what they were. What relationship do you see between their ideas of the past to the ideas of modern outsiders? The following notions are important in the stories of antiquity and recount some of the most cherished values of Chinese civilization: 1. The epic of the taming of the North China wilderness 2. The establishment of sedentary agricultural life as the characteristic setting of traditional Chinese civilization
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course HAA 0010 taught by Professor Mcalister during the Spring '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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02 Shang China - ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS SHANG CHINA KEY WORKS The City of Anyang Bronze Fang Ding from Anyang Map of Anyang(c.1766-c.1122 or

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