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Title The first emperor : China's Terracotta Army / edited by Jane Portal ; with the assistance of Hiromi Kinoshita.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2007.


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Physical description 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
Notes Originally published in 2007 by The British Museum Press ... London ...
"Qin Shi Huang (Wade-Giles: Ch'in Shih Huang; Chinese: 秦始皇; 259 BC 210 BC); personal name: Zhao Zheng (Wade-Giles: Chao Cheng; Chinese: 趙政 or 趙正); was the king of the Chinese State of Qin from 246 BC to 221 BC, during the Warring States period. He became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. He ruled until his death in 210 BC at the age of 49. Calling himself the First Emperor (Chinese: 始皇帝, Sh Huángdì) after China's unification, Qín Sh Huáng is a pivotal figure in Chinese history, ushering in nearly two millennia of imperial rule. After unifying China, he and his chief advisor Li Si passed a series of major economic and political reforms.[4] He undertook gigantic projects, including building and unifying various sections of the Great Wall of China, the now famous city-sized mausoleum guarded by the life-sized Terracotta Army, and a massive national road system, all at the expense of numerous lives. To ensure stability, Qin Shi Huang outlawed and burned many books and buried some scholars alive."--Wikipedia.
This book is published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum from 13 September 2007 to 6 April 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index.
Contents The rise of Qin and the military conquest of the warring states -- The First Emperor and the Qin empire -- Imperial tours and mountain inscriptions -- The First Emperor's tomb: the afterlife universe -- A two-thousand-year-old underground empire.
Summary The Terracotta Army is evidence of the organisational power of the Qin Dynasty that unified China in 221 BC. This book unfolds the historical and archaeological context of the Terracotta Warriors, and explores the new research and excavation that has been carried out in the years since the first discovery in 1974.
Other author Portal, Jane.
Kinoshita, Hiromi.
Subject Qin shi huang, Emperor of China, 259 B.C.-210 B.C. -- Tomb -- Exhibitions.
Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese -- Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D. -- Exhibitions.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- China -- Shaanxi Sheng -- Exhibitions.
Shaanxi Sheng (China) -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Variant Title China's Terracotta Army
ISBN 9780674026971 (alk. paper)
0674026977 (alk. paper)
Standard Number 99818051320