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Bamboo has been used for thousands of years in China. With its many tributes and strengths, bamboo was blended into China's Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist thinking to give birth to a uniquely Chinese cultural phenomenon that has since spread far and wide. This beautifully illustrated book presents a vivid history of bamboo in China, including its many uses in daily life—from musical instruments to architecture, hydraulic engineering to military applications.

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A vivid history of bamboo in China—the cradle of East Asia's bamboo civilization

Synopsis:

Bamboo has been used for thousands of years in China. With its many tributes and strengths, bamboo was blended into China's Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist thinking to give birth to a uniquely Chinese cultural phenomenon that has since spread far and wide. This beautifully illustrated book presents a vivid history of bamboo in China, including its many uses in daily lifeand#8212;from musical instruments to architecture, hydraulic engineering to military applications.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Shen Minandlt;/bandgt; is an associate professor at Zhejiang University of Industry and Commerce. She has published five books on the subject in Chinese, including andlt;iandgt;Chinese Traditional Bamboo Weavingandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;A Research of Bamboo Culture in Zhejiang Province.andlt;/iandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602201323
Author:
Min, Shen
Publisher:
Shanghai Book Traders
Author:
Lee, Yawtsong
Author:
Jialai, Pan
Author:
Hongbing, He
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
China
Subject:
chinese bamboo; chinese history; chinese design; chinese architecture
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 100 full-color photographs
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Natural
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Woodworking
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany

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A vivid history of bamboo in China—the cradle of East Asia's bamboo civilization
"Synopsis" by , Bamboo has been used for thousands of years in China. With its many tributes and strengths, bamboo was blended into China's Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist thinking to give birth to a uniquely Chinese cultural phenomenon that has since spread far and wide. This beautifully illustrated book presents a vivid history of bamboo in China, including its many uses in daily lifeand#8212;from musical instruments to architecture, hydraulic engineering to military applications.
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