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Chinese Ceramic Production and Trade  

John Miksic

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Ceramics are the most abundant types of artifacts made by human beings in the last 12,000 years. Chinese potters discern two types of products: earthenware (tao), which is porous and does ... More

The Concept of the Silk Road in the 19th and 20th Centuries  

Justin M. Jacobs

Online publication date:
Mar 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Archaeology, Art and Architecture, Borderlands
The concept of the Silk Road first attained prominence in the latter half of the 19th century as part of European attempts to impose economic and political claims upon the lands and peoples ... More

Visual Culture in Imperial China  

Julia K. Murray

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Art and Architecture, China
The study of visual culture in imperial China is a young and heterogeneous field that encompasses a large and shifting array of visual materials and viewing practices. Because of the many ... More