Art History 212
Essay Response to Robert Bagleys Shang Ritual Bronzes
In Robert Bagleys Shang Ritual Bronzes, he talks about the making of Shang
ritual Bronzes and discussed the design of the vessels. He first wrote about how the
Is life nothing but a drama? Chen Kaiges Farewell My Concubine, is a famous
movie that had won many awards. The background of this movie covered the period
from 1925 to 1977, the plot moves along as the time
Art History 212
Think positive, an idea that Robert Bagley had emphasized in his essay Shang
Ritual Bronzes, Bagley started with the making of Shang ritual Bronzes and discussed
the design of the vessels. He first wrote
First silk found in Liangzhu period
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14-01. Cave 20, Yungang, Shanxi Province. Sandstone. 460-470 AD, Northern Wei dynasty. One of the five
imperial cave temples. Use the house on top of the cliff as a scale.
14-02. Cave 20, details.
14-03. Standing Buddha, sandstone, Cave 18, Yungang. 460-4
Silk and the Silk Road
The best preserved Warring States silks come from Mashan Tomb 1, at Jiangling in Hubei
province. The tomb dates from about 300 BC, at which time Jiangling was the capital of the
Chu state, and the occupant was a woman probably of th
Majiayao (MJY)in the far west (Gansu province), a few centuries just before and after
East-coast Neolithic pottery and modern Yixing teapot
Dawenkou (DWK) in Shandong province, c. 4300-2400 BC.
Longshan also in Shandong province,
Hongshan culturein northeast China (Liaoning province and eastern Inner Mongolia), c.
Liangzhu culture in the lower Yangzi region (Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces,
the area around Lake Tai), c. 3300-2200 BC.
Erlitou , near Luoyang , (1800-1500 BC).
Zhengzhou , type site of the Erligang culture (c.1500-c.1300 BC?): sites at
Zhengzhou, Panlongcheng , and many other places.
Anyang : last capital (c.1300-c.1000 BC) of the Shang or Yin dynasty, to th
out of it
the rst person who found
Chinese pottery in
Province, and proved that
China has pre history.
All hand made, build up
by coiling, clay noodles,
very nely made. Paint
All artworks are not just for looking,
they are made because they are
needed. They have functions, and in
the mean time, they are designed
Three time period(all in HeHan
ART H ISTORY 212 C HINESE ART AND VISUAL C ULTURE
Instructor: WANG Haicheng
369 Art Building
Office hours: Wednesday 1:30-3:30 PM
or by appointment
This course is a survey of the highlights of Chinese visual