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By Stephan Bushell

This ebook is an encyclopedia of chinese language classical paintings, giving an informative evaluation of all varieties of chinese language artwork and delivering the keys to figuring out modern paintings in China. This e-book is a brilliant approach for newbies to higher acquaint themselves with China, whereas experts will get pleasure from the worldwide point of view.

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Tomb of Qin shi Huang Di, Xianyang. 50 temperature. [See p. 51] The statues were vividly painted; and although most of that paint has worn away, traces of it may be seen on some of the statues. The imperial tombs of the Northern Sung Dynasty (960-1127), the Sung Mausoleums, are in western Gongxian County, Henan Province. The stone statues guarding the gates are finely sculpted, demonstrating that Sung Dynasty stone sculptures had gradually discarded a pronounced mythical air and begun to display a sense of real life.

Xian city wall of the old Tang imperial city, 1370-1378. Qian (Xian). Xian. The Xi’an City Wall is not only the most complete city wall that has survived in China, but it’s also one of the largest and most complete ancient military systems of defense in the world. The construction of the City Wall of Xi’an was initiated by Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1398). The circumference of the city wall is 14 km long. The military defense facilities here including the city wall, city moat, drawbridges, watchtowers, corner towers, parapet walls and gate towers once made up a complete city defense system.

On each of the four corners of the city wall there is a watchtower. The city wall is surrounded by a moat, which is 18 meters wide and 6 meters deep. [See p. ) and it is the only well preserved water-and-land city gate in the world now. The current gate was reconstructed in 1351. It consists of water and land gates, the city gate tower and city walls at both sides. C. that surrounded and protected Suzhou. [See p. 33] Arrow Tower (Jian Lou), Dongbianmen, Ming city walls. It used to be southeast tower of the four corner towers of the city walls, 1419-1435.

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