The Ming Tombs

The Ming Tombs

by Ann Paludan, Paludan
     
 


Few visit Beijing without going to the Ming Tombs, the burial grounds of the Ming dynasty who ruled China from 1368 to 1644. This book gives a concise and up-to-date description of one of China's most important archaeological sites. It explains the beliefs underlying Chinese burial practices and the significant symbolism of the stone monuments lining the spirit… See more details below

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Few visit Beijing without going to the Ming Tombs, the burial grounds of the Ming dynasty who ruled China from 1368 to 1644. This book gives a concise and up-to-date description of one of China's most important archaeological sites. It explains the beliefs underlying Chinese burial practices and the significant symbolism of the stone monuments lining the spirit road--the avenue leading to the first tomb in the valley--with its animals and stone officials in fifteenth-century court costume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195850031
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
Images of Asia Series
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.42(d)

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