Gan Fuxi's Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Road PDF

By Gan Fuxi

ISBN-10: 9812833560

ISBN-13: 9789812833563

The Silk street is a primary artery connecting Europe and Asia for political, reasonably-priced, cultural and technical trade in antiquity, and glass is likely one of the earliest synthetic fabrics to be invented. learning the starting place and evolution of historic glass alongside the Silk street is therefore major for realizing the advance and alternate of tradition and know-how among China and abroad.
This booklet, for the 1st time, lines the starting place, evolution and spreading of historic chinese language glass expertise. It collects a wealth of information contributed via chinese language and overseas specialists in regards to the historical past and historical past, visible features and chemical compositions of the unearthed historic glasses from alongside the Northern (Oasis) Silk highway, particularly from the Xinjiang Province (known because the Western area in historic times). The e-book provides new result of the experiences on old glasses alongside the Southern and Sea Silk Roads, and discusses the impression of the Silk highway on historical chinese language glass expertise and paintings.

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X. ), Research on Ancient Chinese Glass — Proceedings of the 1984 International Symposium on Glass (Beijing, 1984). (China Architecture Press, Beijing, 1986), in Chinese. 9. R. H. Brill and J. H. Martin, Scientific Research in Early Chinese Glass — Proceedings of the Archaeometry of Glass Session of the 1984 International Symposium on Glass (The Corning Glass Museum, New York, 1991). 10. The Chinese Ceramic Society, Proceedings of the 17th International Congress on Glass (Beijing, 1995–6); Section: Archaeology of Glass.

23 — WZ — Western Zhou period (1000–800 BC); SA — Spring and Autumn period (800–500 BC); WS — Warring States period (500–200 BC); EP — electron probe; XRF — X-ray fluorescence. 2. 68 PIXE PIXE XRF Origin and Evolution of Ancient Chinese Glass No. Chemical composition of some faience and frit beads and tubes unearthed in China (wt%). PIXE — proton-induced X-ray emission. 3. String of frit beads unearthed from the Zeng Houyi tomb, Suixian, Hubei (early Warring States). Fig. 2. Comparison of the K2O/Na2O ratio of ancient Chinese faience with that of ancient Egypt faience.

Mutianzi Zhuan (Biography of King Mu) and Shanhaijing (Book of Mountains and Seas) are talelike ancient Chinese writings, but nowadays they seem to be more or less believable and have background. King Mu of the Zhou Dynasty made his travels westward in 989 BC and reached the Iranian plateau of Central Asia, west of the Chunlin Mountain (now the Permian plateau). Some people think that the so-called “boundless land” he reached is now the Kirgzistan grand steppe. 5 km). Silk is China’s unique creation, first appearing 5000 years ago.

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