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Written on bamboo & silk

the beginnings of Chinese books & inscriptions

by Tsuen-hsuin Tsien

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Writing -- Materials and instruments.,
    • Chinese language -- Writing -- History.,
    • Inscriptions, Chinese.,
    • Books -- China -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesWritten on bamboo and silk
      StatementTsuen-Hsuin Tsien.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ45 .T85 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiv, 323 p. :
      Number of Pages323
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3681551M
      ISBN 100226814181
      LC Control Number2003027032

      Author: TSIEN, T.H. This is a first edition of Tsien's scarce study of the history of Chinese writing. Previous owner's mark on flyleaf, and jacket has tears along top edge as well as bottom of spine.   By B.C., China began transitioning from bamboo slips to silk sheets as their main medium for writing. Silk was much more expensive than bamboo and more important documents were first written upon bamboo and then rewritten onto the silk.

      Chinese bronze inscriptions, also commonly referred to as bronze script or bronzeware script, are writing in a variety of Chinese scripts on ritual bronzes such as zhōng bells and dǐng tripodal cauldrons from the Shang dynasty (2nd millennium BC) to the Zhou dynasty (11th–3rd century BC) and even later. Early bronze inscriptions were almost always cast (that is, the writing was done with a. NOTE: The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Estes, Kelli. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. Sourcebooks. Kelli Estes’s The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a dual historical and contemporary novel in which modern-day aspiring hotelier Inara Erickson discovers a beautifully embroidered sleeve depicting a tragic event from the s through which Chinese-American Mei.

      This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations, and economics trumping safety concerns. It explores the century-long history of “fake silk,” or cellulose viscose, used to produce such products as rayon textiles and tires, cellophane, and everyday kitchen. Bamboo books: from BC: An indigenous plant in China, the bamboo, proves as convenient a writing material as papyrus in Egypt. Chinese characters at this early period are written in vertical columns, so a thin strip of bamboo is ideal for a single column. To create a longer document, two lines of thread link each bamboo strip to its neighbour.


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