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Harvard East Asian Monographs 336

Picturing Heaven in Early China

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$79.95 • £63.95 • €72.00

ISBN 9780674060692

Publication Date: 07/25/2011


480 pages

6-7/8 x 10 inches

131 line drawings, 161 halftones, 123 color illus., 4 tables

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Tables and Figures
  • Chronologies
  • Introduction: Images and References
  • 1. Constructing the Cosmic View
    • Legitimacy and Politics
    • Form and Symbol
    • Ritual and Audience
  • 2. Engraving Auspicious Omens
    • Moralization
    • Canonization
    • Signification
    • Perpetuation
  • 3. Imagining Celestial Journeys
    • Morality and Immortality
    • The Journeys to Heaven
    • The Gate of Heaven
  • 4. Highlighting Celestial Markers
    • The Cardinal Emblems
    • The Milky Way
    • The Sun and the Moon
  • 5. Mapping Celestial Bodies
    • Sky Lore
    • Pictorial Elaboration
    • Popular Astronomy
    • Space or Place
  • Conclusion: Visibility and Visuality
  • Illustration Credits
  • Endnotes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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