By Conrad Schirokauer
This compelling textual content explores the advance of China and Japan via their artwork, faith, literature, and inspiration in addition to via their monetary, political, and social historical past. the writer crew combines powerful study with huge school room educating adventure to supply a transparent, constant, and hugely readable textual content that's obtainable to scholars without earlier wisdom of the heritage of East Asia.
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The bronzes were of a local character and thus suggest that local craftsmen had adapted the technologies and styles from the North China Plain to create products to suit local tastes. The second civilization is that of Sanxingdui in Southwest China, which was discovered by archeologists in 1980. e. The pits yielded a wealth of material culture, including several hundred bronze, jade, and gold artifacts, cowry shells, and thirteen elephant tusks. As with the artifacts found at the Xingan site, some of the material remains from the Sanxingdui site point to early contacts with the late Neolithic precursors to the Shang—and to other non-Shang Bronze Age civilizations from the middle Yangzi region.
The pits yielded a wealth of material culture, including several hundred bronze, jade, and gold artifacts, cowry shells, and thirteen elephant tusks. As with the artifacts found at the Xingan site, some of the material remains from the Sanxingdui site point to early contacts with the late Neolithic precursors to the Shang—and to other non-Shang Bronze Age civilizations from the middle Yangzi region. More interestingly, there is no evidence that the Sanxingdui artisans, unlike their Xingan contemporaries, had much contact with Shang culture.
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