Containing more than 2,500 entries and over 1,000 color plates and line drawings, this book addresses artistic, stylistic, technical, and historical aspects of Chinese ceramics. Entries are grouped into themes such as shapes and forms; ceramic materials and manufacture; decoration methods, glazes, and colors; and marks and inscriptions. Each entry is accompanied by references in Pinyin (phonetic Romanized Chinese) as well as Chinese characters for further verification. Information is rendered instantly accessible through four indices-English, Pinyin, Chinese Classical literature, and museum illustrations.
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Wang Qingzheng is an expert in the fields of Chinese ceramics, currency, and rubbings. He is the author of numerous books, including A Concise Ceramic Dictionary, Chinese Ceramics: Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, The Treasure of China's Beauty: Ceramics, The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics: Yuan Dynasty, and The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics: Qing Dynasty. He has served as deputy director of the Shanghai Museum and is currently honorary director of the Bowers Museum.
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