Beyond the First Emperor's Mausoleum
New Perspectives on Qin Art
- PUBLISHED: January 2015
- SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies, Art History / Asian Art
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 252 Pages, 9 x 12 in, 200 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780989371865
Our imaginations are sparked by the compelling findings unearthed at Lintong near Xi’an, capital of modern-day Shaanxi Province. There the grand mausoleum and its thousands of guardian Terracotta Warriors and horses stand as testimony to the extraordinary legacy of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuang. Equally significant in shedding light on the days of the Qin state and its evolution from a tribe of the western frontier to a dominant superpower are numerous recent archaeological finds from the region of present-day Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. In Beyond the First Emperor’s Mausoleum: New Perspectives on Qin Art, twelve leading scholars of early Chinese art and culture from China, Europe, and the United States share their perspectives on recent archaeological discoveries related to Qin dynasty culture and history.