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Dehua Porcelain in China (Illustrated)


Dehua Porcelain in China (Illustrated)


Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (A Set of 15 Titles)


Author: Chen Jianzhong, Chen Donglong

Order No. 1108

ISBN-13: 9781622460021

ISBN-10:  1622460014

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books

Pub Year: 2016

Language: English

Size: 6.5 x 9.5

Page: 175

Price: $29.95. You pay only $17.97 (after 40% discount).



About the Book


As early as 3,000 years ago, primitive celadon wares were invented in Dehua, Fujian Province in Southeast China. These brilliant porcelain pieces have played an important role in the cultural exchanges between China and others. Among them, Blanc De Chine (white porcelain) and blue-and-white porcelain wares are especially outstanding in the world. The fascinating aesthetic appeal of these porcelain wares has earned Dehua the reputation of “Chinese porcelain capital” and “Hometown of Chinese folk art”.


Dehua Porcelain in China, with many illustrations, gives a comprehensive historic account of the precious art. Starting from the perspective of archaeological surveys, in combination with historical data, this book details the evolution of this intangible culture from many aspects such as glazing, decorating, and firing. For Dehua porcelain lovers, it provides a rich account of the fascinating porcelain culture as well as some important archaeological findings. It also introduces the government’s and practitioners’ efforts in the conservation and development of this intangible cultural heritage.


Titles in the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity series, a set of 15 titles:


9781931907866: Shaolin Kungfu

9781931907873: Taijiquan

9781931907880: Chinese New Year Painting

9781622460014: Anshun Local Drama in China

9781622460021: Dehua Porcelain in China

9781622460038: Huzhou Writing Brush in China

9781622460045: Mount Tai Steles in China

9781622460052: Silk and Bamboo Music in Southern China

9781622460069: Bronze Drums in China

9781622460076: Folk Legends of Gengcun in China

9781622460083: Quanzhou String Puppetry in China

9781622460090: Cantonese Opera in China

9781622460106: The Glove Puppet Show in China

9781622460113: Sichuan Opera in China

9781622460120: Violet Sand Crafts in China


About the Author


Chen Jianzhong, born in Dehua, Fujian province, China, is a research fellow and deputy director of the Quanzhou Municipal Museum. He is also a visiting professor at the College of Humanities and Public Administration at Huaqiao University, and a director of the Chinese Ancient Ceramic Society. Engaged in the studies of cultural relics, heritage identification as well as cultural heritage protection for decades, he has published over 70 academic papers and compiled 14 monographs such as A History of Dehua Porcelain. Besides, he has been invited to give academic lectures in many places across the world like the British Museum in the UK, the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore, the Institute of Chinese Culture, City University of Hong Kong, and the Ceramics Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Chen Donglong, born in Anxi, Fujian province, China, works in the Quanzhou Municipal Museum and is now studying at Xiamen University for her Master’s degree in museums and cultural heritage. Her research interests are local history, museum management, archeology and cultural heritage preservation.

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