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Picturing Heaven in Early China (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
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  • Pages:480
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.7
  • Publication Date:July 25, 2011
  • ISBN:0674060695
  • EAN:9780674060692
  • ASIN:0674060695
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Synopsis
Tian, or Heaven, had been used in China since the Western Zhou to indicate both the sky and the highest god. Examining excavated materials, Lillian Tseng shows how Han-dynasty artisans transformed various notions of Heaven—as the mandate, the fantasy, and the sky—into pictorial entities, not by what they looked at, but by what they looked into.

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