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Princes of Jade by Edmund Capon and William MacQuitty - Paperback - 1973 - from The Penang Bookshelf and Biblio.com

Princes of Jade

by Edmund Capon and William MacQuitty

Condition: Very Good


London: Cardinal, 1973. Paperback. Very Good. Using as his inspiration the excavation of the Man Ch'eng Tombs in 1968 the author details the lives of the princes, buried in jade casings, of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). Capon, an authority on early Chinese history, not only introduces us to the wars and intrigues but also to the cultural flowering of the time with photographs by Macquitty of the tomb finds and other remains of that era. 192 pages with extensive colour and black and white photographs. Chapters include 1 - Prince of Han, 2 - China before the Han Dynasty, 3 - Mind over Matter: From Confucius to Lao Tzu, 4 - The Han Dynasty, 5 - The Court of the Son of Heaven, 6 - Everyday Life in Han China, 7 - Han Imperialism: China and the West, 8 - Art and Cuture: The Age of Realism, 9 - The Legacy of Han. There are also chronological lists, a select bibliography and an index. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia The book does not appear to have been read and has minor shelf wear. The pages have dulled slightly


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