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    • A History of Chinese Ceramics

      by Qi WANG

      A History of Chinese Ceramics is a systematic overview of the history of Chinese ceramics. The author has specialized in ceramics research for more than 30 years. Putting the firing and use of ceramics in the context of Chinese historical system, etiquette, life, and technology, it describes the development history of Chinese ceramics from ancient times to modern times in 16 volumes on the basis of historical facts. With nearly a thousand pictures and thousands of references, it is full and abundant.

    • Characters of Three Countries (Detailed Annotation of Common Chinese Characters in China, Japan and South Korea)

      by Wenwen WU, Xuekan YIN, Xifu CHEN

      The book takes 808 commonly-used Chinese characters compiled by China, Japan and South Korea as descriptions and research objects, which is divided into three parts, including Interpretation of Characters, Evolution of Character Patterns, and Explanation to expound the image and meaning of 808 Chinese characters, and arranges the writing forms of each Chinese character in different historical stages according to the time. Finally, it lists the meanings of each Chinese character in three national languages, so that readers can understand the rich implications of Chinese characters.

    • Herbaceous and Ligneous Plants in Jiangnan

      by Bugu

      The book introduces the growth features, medicinal values and edible methods of plants in Jiangnan based on ancient books and helps readers appreciate the cultural elements embodied in these plants in poems and our daily lives. The plain, fluent and interesting language, as well as the vegetation, flowers and fruits commonly seen in Jiangnan, reveals the author’s deep affections for the homeland, and helps readers feel the essence of the land.

    • Journey to the West (revised edition)

      by Wu Cheng’en (Ming Dynasty)

      As one of the four great classics in ancient China, the Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, is based on the fact that the eminent monk Xuanzang of the Tang Dynasty went on a pilgrimage for Buddhist scriptures. The novel creates the brave and loyal Monkey King, the pedantic Tang Sanzang, the gluttonous and lazy Zhu Bajie, and the diligent Sha Wujing. The tribulation and hardships of the journey reflect the author’s dissatisfaction with real life, who exposes and criticizes the darkness of the traditional society, as well as the fatuity and ferocity of the ruling class. The novel, full of imagination, unfolds a colorful fantasy world to readers.

    • Learning Poetry through Comics: Having Dreams

      by Zhejiang Ancient Books Publishing House

      Learning Poetry through Comics is a series of books specially written for children to learn ancient Chinese poetry and helps them to gain knowledge and appreciate beauty. The books, full of editors’ expectations on future generations, hope to help children enjoy the beauty of ancient Chinese poetry. Besides the well-selected classical poetry on history, nature and authors’ emotions, pinyin and annotations on words difficult to understand are added. Moreover, the colorful four-grid cartoons allow children to understand poetry in a more direct way.

    • Learning Poetry through Comics: Learning History

      by Zhejiang Ancient Books Publishing House

      Learning Poetry through Comics is a series of books specially written for children to learn ancient Chinese poetry and helps them to gain knowledge and appreciate beauty. The books, full of editors’ expectations on future generations, hope to help children enjoy the beauty of ancient Chinese poetry. Besides the well-selected classical poetry on history, nature and authors’ emotions, pinyin and annotations on words difficult to understand are added. Moreover, the colorful four-grid cartoons allow children to understand poetry in a more direct way.

    • Learning Poetry through Comics: Learning Nature

      by Zhejiang Ancient Books Publishing House

      Learning Poetry through Comics is a series of books specially written for children to learn ancient Chinese poetry and helps them to gain knowledge and appreciate beauty. The books, full of editors’ expectations on future generations, hope to help children enjoy the beauty of ancient Chinese poetry. Besides the well-selected classical poetry on history, nature and authors’ emotions, pinyin and annotations on words difficult to understand are added. Moreover, the colorful four-grid cartoons allow children to understand poetry in a more direct way.

    • The Arts
      June 2018

      Line Drawing of Jade Wares in Liangzhu

      by Fang Xiangming

      For the first time, this book uses line drawing to systematically display and deconstruct the jade wares and their patterns, representatives of Liangzhu civilization. The book selects, classifies and compiles the author’s works in the hand drawing of Liangzhu jade articles over the years so that readers can appreciate the artistic achievements of Liangzhu civilization, get a clear view of Liangzhu civilization and truly understand Liangzhu civilization (the kingdom, jade articles and art).

    • Line Drawing of Liangzhu Jade Wares (Augmented Edition)

      by Xiangming FANG

      The book systematically demonstrates and deconstructs the jades and jade patterns representing the Liangzhu civilization 5,000 years ago to the public. Xiangming FANG, the famous archaeologist, applies the method of exquisite line drawing to clearly show and better understand Liangzhu Jade Wares. Liangzhu civilization which is deemed as the real demonstration of Chinese civilization with 5,000 years can appear from the dense fog through the way of imaging, thus Liangzhu Kingdom, Liangzhu Jade Wares and Liangzhu Art can be better understood.

    • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (revised edition)

      by Luo Guanzhong (Ming Dynasty)

      The book, with a full name of The Popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms, is one of the four great classics in ancient China. The book written by Luo Guanzhong, a novelist in the late Yuan and early Ming Dynasties, is a long historical novel composed of chapters. The novel, covering around 105 years from the late Eastern Han Dynasty to the beginning of the Western Jin Dynasty, reflects the political and military struggles and the transformation of social contradictions in the Three Kingdoms period, summarizes the great changes in the period, and creates a group of all-powerful heroes, helping readers capture the features of the heroes of the Three Kingdoms.

    • Ruyi Drawing: Chinese Traditional Auspicious Patterns

      by Yuan YUAN

      The book re-classifies and compiles several auspicious patterns commonly seen in traditional Chinese paintings, architectures, clothing, stationery and household utensils, and concisely introduces the implications and specific utilization of the patterns in popular and understandable language. These pictures and texts concerning Chinese folklore and ordinary life are important ways to show the traditional virtues and positive national spirit of the Chinese nation.

    • Science and Technologies in Ancient China

      by Tu Xiaoma

      This book introduces science and technologies in ancient China, including the compass, gunpowder, movable-type printing and papermaking. It is written for extracurricular reading to help primary school students gain some basic knowledge of science and technologies in ancient China and enhance their interest in the area. Excellent traditional culture should be seen in museums and cultural works and be reflected in the words and actions of ordinary people (including children). Only education can connect traditional culture with real life and revive traditional culture. The resurrected traditional culture has vitality and is eligible for inheritance and innovation.

    • Small Crafts, Big World- Display of Clay Figurines in Zhejiang Province

      by Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum

      The books, based on the exhibition of the same name, mainly introduces the styles, techniques, representative figures and interpretation of fine works of clay sculptures in Taizhou, Yueqing, Shengzhou and Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The book collects the works of 13 clay sculpture artists from the above-mentions four places, including inheritors of provincial and municipal intangible cultural heritage, provincial and municipal masters, and folk artists. The selected works, which cover various subjects, including traditional dramas, historical myths, religious images, and portrayal of ordinary life and all walks of life, help readers appreciate the features of the intangible cultural heritage of Zhejiang clay sculpture handed from generation to generation, and the warm feelings of artists and their positive attitude towards life.

    • Stories Selected from Liaozhai Zhi yi

      by Pu Songling (Qing Dynasty)

      Liaozhai Zhiyi appeared in the early Qing Dynasty and is a collection of stories by Pu Songling. Most works are well designed with unexpected plots and vivid language. By telling stories about foxes and ghosts, the book exposes the dark side of traditional society reality and speaks out the sufferings of the lower-class people. It also depicts beautiful love stories between foxes, ghosts and people in a sympathetic tone, reflecting people’s pursuit of dreams and personality. Stories Selected from Liaozhai Zhi yi chooses and adapts chapters and tales that are suitable for teenagers, because of the positive content, vivid characters and fascinating plot.

    • The Charm of Celadon

      by Li Gang

      This book covers academic work and knowledge related to celadon made in ancient China. It introduces in details the creation, development, technologies, molding, ornamentation, functions and export of celadon, uses a new format to integrate latest findings in archaeology, instead of simple typography and turgid expression of academia. Explaining profound academic topic in simple language allows its readers to gain fresh insights without much effort, and be in love with the theme.

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