The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

by Claire Roberts
     
 
The Great Wall of China consists of 13 essays divided into 6 themes on various aspects of the Walls. There is no single Wall but a series of smaller walls - the oldest is dated 688 BC, but the main construction was happening in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The book considers the Walls from historical, defensive, conservationist and touristic perspectives. It

Overview

The Great Wall of China consists of 13 essays divided into 6 themes on various aspects of the Walls. There is no single Wall but a series of smaller walls - the oldest is dated 688 BC, but the main construction was happening in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The book considers the Walls from historical, defensive, conservationist and touristic perspectives. It accompanies an exhibition held in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. The text combines scholarly and accessible essays with interviews of local people's experience of the Walls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781863171212
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Claire Roberts is Senior Curator of Asian decorative arts and design at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. She has curated several exhibitions and recently received a doctorate in Chinese Art. Geremie R. Barme is Professor of Chinese History and Director of the China Heritage Project, Australian National University. He is the editor of East Asian History and author of several publications. He lived and studied in China during the final days of the Cultural Revolution. Cheng Dalin is President of the Great Wall Research Council. Sang Ye is an oral historian. Luo Zhewen is the former director of the Chinese Culture Heritage Research Institute and author of publications on ancient Chinese architecture and the Great Wall. Xu Pingfang is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Archaeology Research Association and Research Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute for Archaeology. Yang Wehne is a Research Fellow, National Museum of China. Liu Ruzhong is a Research Fellow, National Museum of China. Wang Yueqian is a Research Fellow, National Museum of China. Bruce G. Doar is Associate Professor, China Heritage Project, Australian National University. Robert Renew is Senior Curator of Engineering and Design, Powerhouse Museum. Uradyn E. Bulag is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York. Jeremy Clarke is a PhD scholar, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Wang Jiapeng is Senior Curator, Palace Museum, Beijing.

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