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Art Timeline for China

Art Timeline for China - Very general timeline for...

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Very general timeline for China (mostly just covering periods relevant to Exam 2), including images, based on what has come up in lecture and readings: Second half of the 8th century B.C. to first half of the 5th century B.C.: Spring and Autumn Period Feudal society: the king and hereditary nobles rule No clear distinction between the state and the private business of a lord Most artisans are attached to a noble house and produce things only for their lord Images: Bronze wine vessel, 5 th c. B.C., Freer Gallery of Art 5 th century B.C. to 221 B.C.: Warring States Period: Lords set up rival kingdoms, resulting in a number of warring states Hereditary station no longer the primary of determinant of social role; inherited social roles came to be replaced by more flexible ones achieved on the basis of performance Greater social mobility was due in part to increasing shift of ownership of land from lords to independent farmers or non-noble landowners (who paid taxes) Of relevance to artisans: technical specialization, the growth of markets, and less rigidly defined occupational roles enabled some artisans to work freelance Images: Lacquer Wine Bowl, Tomb of the Marquis of Zeng, 5th c. B.C. QuickTime and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Inlaid bronze wine vessel, 4
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