Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chinese Grave-Sculptures of the Han Period

Berthold Laufer - Chinese Grave-Sculptures of the Han Period (1911)

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The topic of the next in the Laufer series is amply indicated by its title - the Han period lasted from the 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD.  It's more focused and conventionally scholarly (in other words contains less did-you-know information) than other Laufer works that I'm posting but is short enough that it's not likely to get tedious and still interesting to those of us with antiquarian turns of mind.  Or you can just go to p25 and read the distinctions between types of dragons called lung, huang lung and ch'ih.