The Terra Cotta Army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation /

The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China--and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of...

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Author / Creator: Man, John, 1941-
Format: Book
Imprint: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, [2008]
Series:Doris F. Condon Library Fund (Wellesley College)
Local Note:Gift of the Doris F. Condon Library Fund.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Online Access:Contributor biographical information
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Maps
  • A Note on Spelling
  • Acknowledgements
  • Picture Acknowledgements
  • Preface: An Army of the Past and Present
  • Part I. Origins
  • 1. Discovery
  • 2. The Grand Historian's Hidden Agenda
  • 3. Warring States, Conflicting Ideas
  • 4. From Prince to King
  • 5. The Making of China
  • 6. A Ruthless Frenzy
  • Part II. Beyond the Grave
  • 7. The World to Come
  • 8. Digging the Tomb
  • 9. Making the Eternal Army
  • 10. Sudden Death
  • 11. Consumed by Fire
  • Part III. The Eighth Wonder
  • 12. Six Thousand Characters in Search of a Role
  • 13. New Marvels in Bronze and Stone
  • 14. On Handling Treasures
  • 15. To Be Revealed
  • Appendix 1. Dates and Dynasties
  • Appendix 2. Qin and the Terra Cotta Army in Context
  • Bibliography
  • Index