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signs that record meanings rather than sounds
Chinese characters
clay bodies fired at low temperature in open pits or simple kilns
earthenware
clay vessle fired at temp more than 2000*
stoneware
vessle from anyang china, shang dynasty 12th or 10th century bce
Guane
shang Bronze rivalled any other ancient civilization
Bronze Age/ Bronze Casting
used for artwork and ritual objects in Neolithic Period
Jade (Nephrite)
varnish like substance made from sap of asiatic sumac, used to decorate wood furnished objects
Lacquer
thin, flat circular piece of jade with hole in center, may symbolize heaven
bi-disk
nature religon to china/ stress an intutive awareness, nurtured by harmonious contact with nature and eschews everything artificial
Diaoism
tradition of venerating deceased ancestors
Confucicus
root word for modern china. ----'s powerful armies defeated all rival states. Became 1st emperor of ---- dynasty
Quin
silk comes from cacoons of silkworms. Silk road is the trade roots opened by thetrade of silk
Silk and Silk road
historical buddah dated yr 338 from Zhao dynasty
Shakyamuni Budah
art of chinese characters depicting pictures rather than sounds
caligraphy
personal and intamite art to be viewed vertically unrolled
handscroll
masters of brush work
chinese brushwork and texture strokes
high shoulder shape of vase
Meiping
incising design through colored slip
sgraffitto
tower/building type often associated with buddhism in china
Pagoda
stressed conquest for personal enlightenment meditation, flourtied in song dynasty
chan buddhism