A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired during the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge

A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired during the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge

A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired during the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge

A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired during the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge

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Since the excavations at An-yang in 1929 practically the whole of our ideas about the dating of early Chinese bronzes has changed. Furthermore, a whole new Chinese literature has sprung up which relates not only to excavations but also to epigraphy, ranging from that on the Shang oracle bones down through the Chou

dynasty bronzes. Attempts have also been made to collate the historical events described on bronze inscriptions, and from these in some cases accurate dating may be had. In addition to these, there have been stylistic studies, notably those by Karlgren (27; 29) and later by Jung Kêng (21). Despite these and their frequently . . .

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