A Short History of Chinese Art

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NOTES

I. THE NEOLITHIC AGE
J. G. Andersson: "Researches into the Prehistory of the Chinese". Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities BMFEA xv ( 1943). L. Bachhofer: "Der Zug nach dem Osten". Sinica-Sonderausgabe, 1935, pp. 101 ff., China-Institut der Universität Frankfurt a.M. A book of mine on the late neolithic and early bronze age in China is in preparation ( Harvard-Yenching Institute).

II. THE BRONZES
Cf. Max Loehr: Beiträge zur Chronologie der älteren chinesischen Bronzen, Ostasiatische Zeitschrift N.F. XII, 1936, pp. 27ff. L. Bachhofer : The Evolution of Shang and Early Chou Bronzes, The Art Bulletin, XXVI, June 1944, pp. 107 ff.
B 117 (p. 39), C 183 (p. 45) refer to B. Karlgren : "Yin and Chou in Chinese Bronzes". BMFEA VIII, 1936.
For Early Chou chronology, cf. Ch'ēn Mēngchia : Hsi Chou Nien Tai K'ao (Examination of Western Chou Dynastic Chronology), Chungking, 1944.
For Li Yü, Huai and Chin Ts'un, cf. L. Bachhofer : "Bronze Figures of the Late Chou Period", The Art Bulletin, XXIII, pp. 317 ff., December 1941. For mirrors, cf. B. Karlgren : Huai or Han, BMFEA, XIII, 1941.
1.
Cf. O. Karlbeck: "Anyang Moulds", BMFEA, VII.
2.
For the bird's head in southern Russia, cf. C. Borovka: Scythian Art, New York, 1928, Pl. VIII-XI. The specimens date from the sixth century B.C., as do the two hu.
3.
BMFEA, IX, Pl. 64/3.
4.
M. Loehr: "Das Rolltier in China". Ostasiatische Zeitschrift, N.F. 14, 1938, pp. 137 ff.
5.
J. G. Andersson: "The Goldsmith in Ancient China". BMFEA, VII, Pl. 2-3.
6.
Anderason, 1. c. p.27. The date 314 B.C., correcting Kuo Mo-jo's 279 B.C., is given by Professor Ch'ēn Mēng-chia.
7.
Cf. Y. Harada: Lo-lang. Report on the Excavation of Wang Hsü's Tomb, Tōkyō, 1930.
8.
B. Karlgren: "Huai and Ordos". BMFEA, X, Pl. 40/3.
9.
S. Umehara: Okeru Shina Kokyō (Chinese Mirrors in European and American Collections), Tōkyō, 1931, p.34, and plate.
10.
Cf. the learned discussion by W. P. Yetts : The Cull Chinese Bronzes, London, 1939, pp.116 ff.

III. SCULPTURE
Cf. O. Sirén: La Sculpture Chinoise, Paris, 1926. O. Sirén: Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine, Paris, 1929- 1930. Internationd Exhibition of Chinese Art. Catalogue and Illustrated Supplement, London, 1935- 1936 (Cat. London Exh.) L. Bachhofer: "Die Anfänge der buddhistischen Plastik in China", Ostas. Zeitschr., N.F. 10, pp. 1 ff.; 107 ff. L. Bachhofer : Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII.-XIV. Jahrhundert. ibid., N.F. 14, pp.65 ff.; pp.113 ff.
11.
Cf. Studies in Chinese Art and some Indian Influences. P. Pelliot: The Royal Tombs of An-yang, fig. 16-19.
12.
Illustrated in Ostas. Zeitschr., N.F.8, T.1/2. Cat. London Exh. no. 268.
13.
Sirén: Histoire, I, PI.102. Cat. London Exh. no.136.
14.
Cat. London Exh. no. 165.
15.
S. Umehara: L'Etude sur le Miroir Antérieur à la Dynastie des "Han", Kyōto, 1935, Pl. v/2-3.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 5
  • Preface 7
  • Acknowledgment 8
  • Contents 9
  • List of Illustrations 11
  • Chinese Dynasties 15
  • The Neolithic Age 17
  • The Bronzes 26
  • Sculpture - Shang to Han 55
  • Painting 86
  • Notes 129
  • Index 133
  • Plates 141
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